Definition for RE-PROACH

RE-PROACH, v.t. [Fr. reprocher; It. rimprocciare; from the same root as approach, and Fr. proche, near, L. prox, in proximus, from a root in Class Brg, signifying to thrust or drive; probably ברך.]

  1. To censure in terms of opprobrium or contempt. Mezemius with his ardor warm'd / His fainting friends, reproach'd their shameful flight, / Repell'd the victors. – Dryden.
  2. To charge with a fault in severe language. That shame / There sit not, and reproach us as unclean. – Milton.
  3. To upbraid; to suggest blame for any thing. A man's conscience will reproach him for a criminal, mean or unworthy action.
  4. To treat with scorn or contempt. – Luke vi.

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