(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. reprove, chide, admonish, rebuke, reprimand, scold; accuse, charge, revile. See disapprobation.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. reproach, scold, vituperate, condemn, denounce, lecture, chide, reprehend, admonish, recriminate, reprove, reprimand, castigate, tongue-lash, chastise, rebuke, revile, correct, excoriate, flay, heckle, hiss, damn, flout, deprecate, disparage, asperse, dispraise, censure, reprobate, impugn, blame, disapprove, arraign, oppugn, assail, controvert, give the lie to, expostulate, bring to book, execrate, impeach, stigmatize, brand, calumniate, rake, bark at, decry, clamor against, inveigh against, rake over the coals*.
Ant. praise*, applaud, approve.
See Synonym Study at scold .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v.
[up BRADE]
to reproach or scold.
The officer upbraided the motorist for driving drunk.
SYN.: reproach, scold, rebuke, reprimand, chastise, *bawl out, *chew out, admonish, berate, reprove, censure, *give a tongue-lashing, *rake over the coals, *take to task.
ANT.: commend, praise, approve
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To criticize for a fault or offense: admonish, call down, castigate, chastise, chide, dress down, rap1, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold, tax. Informal: bawl out, lambaste. Slang: chew out. Idioms: bring (or call or take) to task, call on the carpet, haul (or rake) over the coals, let someone have it. See ATTACK, PRAISE.

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