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1. berate

verb. ['bɪˈreɪt'] censure severely or angrily.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • castigate
  • chew up
  • trounce
  • lecture
  • rebuke
  • scold
  • jaw
  • dress down
  • reproof
  • brush down
  • lambast
  • criticize
  • chew out
  • lambaste
  • bawl out
  • chide
  • remonstrate
  • tell off
  • knock
  • correct
  • criticise
  • call down
  • objurgate
  • have words
  • pick apart
  • chasten
  • chastise
  • call on the carpet
  • reprimand

Antonyms

  • please
  • lose
  • cheer
  • overdress

Etymology

  • be- (English)
  • be- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rate (English)
  • raten (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Berate

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  • solid-state
  • silverplate
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  • multistate
  • intrastate
  • interrelate
  • disinflate
  • demodulate
  • translate
  • stagflate
  • reinstate
  • procreate
  • desecrate
  • conjugate
  • commutate
  • underrate
  • tri-state
  • recreate
  • postdate
  • interstate
  • conflate
  • upstate
  • telerate
  • sumgait
  • restate
  • reflate
  • prorate

Example sentences of the word berate


1. Verb, base form
You could get somebody to berate people and goad them into playing.

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