Reproach

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Definition

to reproach (someone) for (doing something): to blame, to criticize, to condemn (someone) for (doing something)
verb
You shouldn't reproach him for his actions, he's only 12, and besides, he was drunk.
I reproach him for not saying something earlier, we could have avoided all of this if he had told us.

a reproach: a criticism, a disapproval, a condemnation
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: I am so perfect that I am beyond reproach.
US: I must reproach you for your arrogance.
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Examples

  • "Warbuckle is a man with strong family values, which is certainly something we cannot reproach him for."

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