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Berate   /bɪrˈeɪt/   Listen
Berate

verb
(past & past part. berated; pres. part. berating)
1.
Censure severely or angrily.  Synonyms: bawl out, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce.  "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister" , "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"






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Words linked to "Berate" :   brush down, chasten, trounce, pick apart, knock, criticize, objurgate, chastise, tell off, correct, castigate, criticise, take to task



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