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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Berate \Be*rate"\ (b[-e]*r[=a]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Berated; p. pr. & vb. n. Berating.] [See 2nd rate, v.
To rate or chide vehemently; to scold. --Holland. --Motley.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the
Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for
bringing cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, take to
task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture,
reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold,
chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out,
chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "berate":
abuse, bark at, bawl out, betongue, blacken, castigate, chew out,
chide, excoriate, execrate, fulminate against, harangue, jaw,
load with reproaches, objurgate, rag, rail, rail at, rate,
rave against, revile, scold, thunder against, tongue-lash, upbraid,
vilify, vituperate, yell at, yelp at
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