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Scold or criticize (someone) angrily:‘she berated herself for being fickle’
rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, admonish, remonstrate with, chastise, chide, upbraid, take to task, pull up, castigate, lambaste, read someone the riot act, give someone a piece of one's mind, go on at, haul over the coals, criticize, censuretell off, give someone a talking-to, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking, rap, rap over the knuckles, slap someone's wrist, let someone have it, send someone away with a flea in their ear, bawl out, give someone hell, come down on, blow up at, pitch into, lay into, lace into, tear into, give someone a caning, put on the mat, slap down, blast, rag, keelhaultick off, have a go at, monster, carpet, give someone a carpeting, give someone a mouthful, tear someone off a strip, tear a strip off someone, give someone what for, give someone some stick, wig, give someone a wigging, give someone a row, rowchew out, ream out, take to the woodshedbollock, give someone a bollockingchew someone's ass, ream someone's asscall down, rate, give someone a rating, trimreprehend, objurgateView synonyms
- ‘At one point, she would be berating her colleagues and the next minute she would be laughing and smiling with them like it was business as usual.’
- ‘I read one where the whole thing starts with him being berated for being out of shape.’
- ‘Then the mom starts berating the kids about their behavior and saying that's why she never takes them anywhere.’
- ‘The episode they tuned into featured a mother berating her son who has just returned home after years of fighting alongside the rebels.’
- ‘Besides, is berating your guest as has become the custom these days the only way to get information out of someone?’
- ‘When William falls in love, James berates him, and their relations remain needlessly strained until near the end.’
- ‘He says she berates him in the car when he picks her up for church on Sundays.’
- ‘He was unharmed after eight days' confinement, but he berated his wife for paying so much so soon.’
- ‘His mother came out and berated me for raising my voice and scaring Zack.’
- ‘She shrieks at her sons, who berate her for not supporting the father, she weeps bitterly, tries to calm them.’
- ‘I placed my permit on the dashboard, but had not even got out of the vehicle before an elderly man in an adjacent car began berating me for parking there.’
- ‘She berates us for publishing league tables of school achievement that are incomplete, yet will not provide the information that would make those school comparisons more compelling reading for parents.’
- ‘Instead, he berates the man for having lied about it.’
- ‘Why must people be berated for telling the truth just because some people don't agree with it.’
- ‘In it, he denounces Peggy and berates his daughter for not replying to an earlier letter.’
- ‘But in the meantime, let's stop berating men for not being perfect.’
- ‘Protests poured in from jewellery houses and designers, berating me for ruining their business.’
- ‘Angry trade unionists berated candidates as privatisation of the rail industry swept on to the election stage.’
- ‘We were in a theater and she was berating me for wearing open toe sandals when it was cold out.’
- ‘My husband already berates me for running the children to nursery in the car.’
Mid 16th century: from be- ‘thoroughly’+ rate.
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