upbraid (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

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upbraid (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

To scold, reprove, or criticize someone or a group or organization for some action, error, or wrongdoing. They won't so much as upbraid their child for his bad behavior. It looks like the United Nations is finally willing to formally upbraid the country for disobeying the international treaty.
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upbraid someone for something

to scold someone for doing something. The judge upbraided David severely for his crime. Walter upbraided his son for denting the car.
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