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 for berate
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.
     [1913 Webster]

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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