Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of berate.
  • n. A scolding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a severe rebuke

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I was driving to work this morning and on our local "Obama Bashing" AM radio (yes, the same station that broadcasts 3 hours of Rush and 3 hours of Hannity, followed by 3 hours of the screaming-nut, Mark Levin) a woman called in berating the President's talk to the school kids today.

    White House says speech to students not altered

  • If he runs, I hope his opponent exposes the voters to an continuous loop of Baldwin berating his poor daughter, so that they can truly see what a mean egotistical creep Alec Baldwin really is.

    Alec Baldwin interested in congressional run

  • Not long after the rage-tastic clip was posted online, a shady character by the name of "RevoLucian" posted "Bale Out — RevoLucian's Christian Bale Remix" on YouTube, a techno-ripping, demonic dance party in which Bale's berating is repeated ad nauseam under pictures of the actor and random f-bomb interjections from Barbra Streisand.

    You Can Now Dance To The Sound Of Christian Bale’s Fury » MTV Movies Blog

  • After he projected last year that there could be sea level rises of up to a metre by the end of the century, he received aggressive phone calls berating him for "stuffing up their superannuation investments".

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • Naturally, I was no longer home, but the next day I received a followup call berating me for “breaking” the appointment.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Customer Service Update:

  • But any rate, I was on the radio; I get a half a dozen calls berating me about Professor

    Passion for Truth

  • "They got very unpleasant phone calls berating them for his having performed this marriage."

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • But Michaele wanted to talk about how Whoopi had been "berating" her backstage on "The View."

    Michaele Salahi and Whoopi Goldberg tell their sides of the story

  • Was that aggressive interviewing by Matthews, or was he kind of berating Senator Burris?

    CNN Transcript May 31, 2009

  • He told a story when he was on the staff of Senator Pat Moynihan about an imperious senior staff member who was kind of berating a junior member for not understanding the nuances of policy.

    CNN Transcript Jun 13, 2008

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