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be·rate

 (bĭ-rāt′)
tr.v. be·rat·ed, be·rat·ing, be·rates
To rebuke or scold angrily and at length. See Synonyms at scold.

[be- + rate.]

berate

(bɪˈreɪt)
vb
(tr) to scold harshly

be•rate

(bɪˈreɪt)

v.t. -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
to scold; rebuke.
[1540–50]

berate


Past participle: berated
Gerund: berating

Imperative
berate
berate
Present
I berate
you berate
he/she/it berates
we berate
you berate
they berate
Preterite
I berated
you berated
he/she/it berated
we berated
you berated
they berated
Present Continuous
I am berating
you are berating
he/she/it is berating
we are berating
you are berating
they are berating
Present Perfect
I have berated
you have berated
he/she/it has berated
we have berated
you have berated
they have berated
Past Continuous
I was berating
you were berating
he/she/it was berating
we were berating
you were berating
they were berating
Past Perfect
I had berated
you had berated
he/she/it had berated
we had berated
you had berated
they had berated
Future
I will berate
you will berate
he/she/it will berate
we will berate
you will berate
they will berate
Future Perfect
I will have berated
you will have berated
he/she/it will have berated
we will have berated
you will have berated
they will have berated
Future Continuous
I will be berating
you will be berating
he/she/it will be berating
we will be berating
you will be berating
they will be berating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been berating
you have been berating
he/she/it has been berating
we have been berating
you have been berating
they have been berating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been berating
you will have been berating
he/she/it will have been berating
we will have been berating
you will have been berating
they will have been berating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been berating
you had been berating
he/she/it had been berating
we had been berating
you had been berating
they had been berating
Conditional
I would berate
you would berate
he/she/it would berate
we would berate
you would berate
they would berate
Past Conditional
I would have berated
you would have berated
he/she/it would have berated
we would have berated
you would have berated
they would have berated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.berate - censure severely or angrilyberate - 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"
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
brush down, tell off - reprimand; "She told the misbehaving student off"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

berate

verb scold, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, blast, carpet (informal), put down, criticize, slate (informal, chiefly Brit.), censure, castigate, revile, chide, harangue, tear into (informal), tell off (informal), rail at, flame (informal), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), read the riot act to, reprove, upbraid, slap on the wrist, lambast(e), bawl out (informal), excoriate, rap over the knuckles, chew out (U.S. & Canad. informal), tear (someone) off a strip (Brit. informal), give a rocket (Brit. & N.Z. informal), vituperate Marion berated Joe for the noise he made.
approve, praise, cheer, admire, acclaim, applaud, compliment, congratulate, commend, laud, extol, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), take your hat off to

berate

verb
To reprimand loudly or harshly:
Informal: tell off.
Idioms: give hell to, give it to.
Translations
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berate

[bɪˈreɪt] VTregañar

berate

[bɪˈreɪt] vt (= rebuke) → réprimander
to berate sb for sth → réprimander qn pour qch

berate

vt (liter)schelten, auszanken

berate

[bɪˈreɪt] vtrimproverare, redarguire
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A thousand times I berated myself for being drawn into such a trap as I might have known these pits easily could be.
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In the end Yellow Handkerchief was overcome, and sullenly returned to the steering, while they soundly berated him for his rashness.
If any part of the dinner was a failure, there were fifty indisputably good reasons for it; and it was the fault undeniably of fifty other people, whom Dinah berated with unsparing zeal.
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