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- (UK) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈpɹəʊtʃ/
- (US) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈpɹoʊtʃ/
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- Rhymes: -əʊtʃ
mild rebuke, or an implied criticism
disgrace or shame
- (transitive) To criticize or rebuke (someone).
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, 1 Peter 4:14:
- if ye be reproached for the name of Christ
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 8”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
- this new commer, Shame,
There sit not, and reproach us as unclean.
- (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
- Mezentius […] with his ardour warmed / His fainting friends, reproached their shameful flight, / Repelled the victors.
- (transitive) To disgrace, or bring shame upon.
- c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “Measvre for Measure”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene i]:
- I thought your marriage fit; else imputation, / For that he knew you, might reproach your life.
- (to criticize or rebuke): blame, rebuke, upbraid
- (to disgrace): disgrace, dishonor
- See also Thesaurus:reprehend
to criticize or rebuke someone
to disgrace, or bring shame upon someone