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Meaning of BERATE

Pronunciation:  bi'reyt

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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