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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·proach /rɪˈproʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·proach v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reproached p. pr. & vb. n. Reproaching.]
 1. To come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace. [Obs.]
 I thought your marriage fit; else imputation,
 For that he knew you, might reproach your life.   --Shak.
 2. To attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid.
    If ye be reproached for the name of Christ.   --1 Peter iv. 14.
 That this newcomer, Shame,
 There sit not, and reproach us as unclean.   --Milton.
 Mezentius . . . with his ardor warmed
 His fainting friends, reproached their shameful flight.
 Repelled the victors.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To upbraid; censure; blame; chide; rebuke; condemn; revile; vilify.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·proach, n.
 1. The act of reproaching; censure mingled with contempt; contumelious or opprobrious language toward any person; abusive reflections; as, severe reproach.
    No reproaches even, even when pointed and barbed with the sharpest wit, appeared to give him pain.   --Macaulay.
    Give not thine heritage to reproach.   --Joel ii. 17.
 2. A cause of blame or censure; shame; disgrace.
 3. An object of blame, censure, scorn, or derision.
    Come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.   --Neh. ii. 17.
 Syn: -- Disrepute; discredit; dishonor; opprobrium; invective; contumely; reviling; abuse; vilification; scurrility; insolence; insult; scorn; contempt; ignominy; shame; scandal;; disgrace; infamy.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach"
      2: disgrace or shame; "he brought reproach upon his family"
      v : express criticism towards; "The president reproached the
          general for his irresponsible behavior" [syn: upbraid]