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Synonyms for berate
bɪˈreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    manducate, get at, reproof, censure, chide, bait, rile, lash, dun, cod, razz, chit-chat, crucify, grouch, bedevil, reprimand, lambaste, devil, gossip, get to, tantalise, frustrate, annoy, criminate, chew out, yap away, beat, arouse, cane, trounce, tease, taunt, bring up, slash, lecture, raise, conjure, nark, natter, grumble, rag, crush, confab, rattle on, torment, ride, chew up, irritate, tantalize, underdress, strap, chew, rally, claver, flog, remonstrate, chat, vanquish, yack, chitchat, whip, confabulate, call forth, jaw, talk, rebuke, invoke, nettle, vex, call down, evoke, lambast, yack away, bother, gravel, shoot the breeze, stir, take to task, chaffer, welt, lather, bawl out, point out, dress down, visit, call on the carpet, twit, masticate, chatter, beat out, have words, chew the fat, chafe, scold, shell, conjure up, put forward

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. berate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    scold, chide, reprimand, rate

  2. berate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    ABUSE, vilify, defame

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. berate(v)

    Synonyms:
    upbraid, rate, reprimand, censure

How to pronounce berate?

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How to use berate in a sentence?

  1. Ted Dooley:

    Basically, we now all date one another. It’s safer that way. I have a group of friends who are all pretty conservative and we end up dating in the same circle. I didn’t think coming to the heart of the nation’s capital would be like this, but it’s a reality these days. it reflects the larger tone of our environment that extremists like (Rep.) Maxine Waters, (D-Calif.), are encouraging fringe extremists on the political left to verbally and physically berate those with differing opinions.

  2. Perry Brass:

    Three great ways to lose a lover: Talk to him the way your mother talked to your father. Berate him in public because everybody loves an audience. Contrast him to your friends, and compare him with his predecessors.

  3. Ted Dooley:

    It reflects the larger tone of our environment that extremists like (Rep.) Maxine Waters, (D-Calif.), are encouraging fringe extremists on the political left to verbally and physically berate those with differing opinions, it’s no surprise that her encouragement has seeped into the personal interactions young people have in all aspects of their lives.

  4. Buzz Bishop:

    There are not stereotypical gender roles in the house, i am an active and engaged parent and don't feel the need to berate masculinity into them.

  5. Perry Brass:

    The lowest form of barbarism is smugly to berate someone for extending an act of kindness.


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