Definition of objurgate in US English:

objurgate

verb

[with object]rare
  • Rebuke severely; scold.

    • ‘In addition, he anticipated the modern poets in objurgating the custom of garnishing poems with archaisms.’
    • ‘‘I objurgate the centipede,/ A bug we do not really need,’ writes Ogden Nash.’
    • ‘But I highly objurgate (word of the day calendars are wonderful things) his stealing my boyfriend's song.’
    • ‘In ‘The high cost of low prices’, you objurgate the chain store for its business practices.’
    • ‘And I will objurgate and distance myself from any of my fellow countrymen and women who do so’
    criticize, censure, condemn, castigate, chastise, lambaste, pillory, savage, find fault with, fulminate against, abuse
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Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin objurgat- ‘chided, rebuked’, from the verb objurgare, based on jurgium ‘strife’.

Pronunciation

objurgate

/ˈäbjərˌɡāt/