reproach (someone or something) with (something)

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reproach (someone or something) with (something)

To accuse someone, oneself, or some group or organization of something; to blame someone, oneself, or some group for something. My mother reproached me with laziness after I failed to get top marks on my exam. He didn't speak to the woman in the end and later reproached himself with cowardice. The federal court formally reproached the banks with plunging the economy into recession,.
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reproach someone with something

to rebuke someone with reference to something. I wish you wouldn't continue to reproach me with things that happened long ago. She was reproached with something out of the past.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"I know Manicamp is capable of killing a man who has been unfortunate enough to commit the crime you have to reproach yourself with, but I will repair the mischief as far as you are concerned.
"No," he said, "I do not think that you need reproach yourself with that.
You have nothing to reproach yourself with. You must exercise the strength of mind for which you are renowned, and make the best of it.'
"Take one step more," said I, "and in addition to my dishonor, you shall have my death to reproach yourself with."
If you do, I swear to you, for I have got to the end of my strength, that I will dash my brains out against the wall, and you will have my death to reproach yourself with."
"But that was a case of self-defence, in which one man suffered for the good of many, so you have nothing to reproach yourself with," said Benassis.