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Definition of "objurgate" [ob•jur•gate]

  • To scold or rebuke sharply; berate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "objurgate" in a sentence
  • "Meanwhile I'll huff and objurgate with awe-inducing fallacy"
  • "It would be my advice to persons situated in this way, to not roll or thrash around, because this excites the interest of all the different sorts of animals and makes every last one of them want to turn out and see what is going on, and this makes things worse than they were before, and of course makes you objurgate harder, too, if you can."
  • "It is customary to objurgate Thackeray as too moral."