Definition Of berate


scold or criticize (someone) angrily.

his mother came out and berated me for raising my voice

Example Of berate

  • Angry trade unionists berated candidates as privatisation of the rail industry swept on to the election stage.

  • At one point, she would be berating her colleagues and the next minute she would be laughing and smiling with them like it was business as usual.

  • Besides, is berating your guest as has become the custom these days the only way to get information out of someone?

  • But in the meantime, let's stop berating men for not being perfect.

  • He says she berates him in the car when he picks her up for church on Sundays.

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