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Definition of "berate" [be•rate]

  • To rebuke or scold angrily and at length. See Synonyms at scold. (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 "berate" in a sentence
  • "And I couldn't wait to say that it could be misconstrued as a hatred for someone who they want to berate, which is tantamount to character assassination, because of race, culture and the color of their skin."
  • "After Allen went to the bathroom, Mayo continued to "berate" his teammate and"
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