Synonyms of take someone to task in English:

take someone to task

See definition of take someone to task


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


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


praise, commend