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Meaning of BERATE

Pronunciation:  bi'reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  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"; "check" is archaic
 

BERATE is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bawl out, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, trounce
 
 See Also: brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, criticise, criticize, objurgate, pick apart, tell off

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*rate"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Berated}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Berating}.]
To rate or chide vehemently; to scold. --Holland. --Motley.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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