Synonyms of take someone to task in English:

take someone to task


See definition of take someone to task

phrase

1‘he took some experts to task for their optimistic predictions’

SYNONYMS

rebuke, reprimand, reprove, reproach, remonstrate with, upbraid, scold, berate, lecture, castigate, censure, criticize, admonish, chide, chasten, lambaste, nag, blame, arraign, call to account, haul over the coals, read someone the Riot Act

informal tell off, give someone a dressing-down, give someone a talking-to

British informal tick off, carpet

North American informal bawl out, chew out

ANTONYMS

praise, commend