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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.