reproach (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

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reproach (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

To scold, criticize, or express disappointment in or disapproval of someone, oneself, or some group or organization for some action, error, or wrongdoing. It filled me with guilt the way my mother reproached me for failing my exam. The federal court reproached the banks for their part in plunging the economy into recession, but stopped short of actually imposing any punishment or penalty. He reproached himself for saying such foolish things on his date.
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reproach someone for something

to rebuke or censure someone for something. She reproached ferry for gambling away all their money. She reproached herself mercilessly for her failure.
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References in classic literature ?
But he should be pitiless, quite pitiless, in reproaching us for the virtues that we have never dreamed of possessing.
"They started reproaching us for not interviewing the governor," Drieu told The Associated Press on Monday.