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tr.v. be·rat·ed, be·rat·ing, be·rates
To rebuke or scold angrily and at length. See Synonyms at scold.

[be- + rate.]
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Noun1.berating - a severe rebukeberating - a severe rebuke; "he deserved the berating that the coach gave him"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
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When he heard his mother spoken of harshly or when he overheard her berating his father, he was frightened and ran away to hide.
Regardless of the vin- dictive threats of the bullets, he went about coaxing, berating, and bedamning.
Even the brutal Usanga must have been impressed by the bravery of his victim since, though he had come to abuse and possibly to torture the helpless prisoner, he now did neither, contenting himself merely with berating whites as a race and Englishmen especially, because of the terror the British aviators had caused Germany's native troops in East Africa.
They are berating those in the street below now," said Abdul, "for permitting us to escape so easily.
Lenerengo, as usual, forgot everything else in the fiercer pleasure of berating her spouse.
To be precise, it took the first 90 minutes of the season - after which he spent a further 38 minutes berating Mark Clattenburg over a 'foul in the build-up' to Spurs' match-winning penalty against Holloway's Crystal Palace on Sunday.
The coach is seen berating his players, as well as pushing and throwing basketballs at them.
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The suit also said he was treated differently than his non-Latino colleagues, such as berating only him for duties performed by various officers.
Therefore, there will be massive parental involvement in the form of debating, arguing, berating and accusations regarding any curriculum that covers the Supernatural, be it a mandatory class or an elective class.