from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To rebuke or scold angrily and at length. See Synonyms at scold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To chide or scold vehemently; to lecture or rate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To rate or chide vehemently; to scold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To chide vehemently; scold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. censure severely or angrily
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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A bike doesn't constantly berate you over every single thing you do.
Waxman can berate them for it all he wants, they can go up there and say with a straight face that their lawyers absolutely said they must do so and that Waxman is free to provide them with a contrary legal opinion if he likes.
Now Waxman is going to browbeat and berate them for it on national TV, as if they had done something wrong, because these earlier “nudges” conflict with the PR of the Health Care Deform.
- Authors who pitch their book as a Guaranteed Insta-Bestseller, or berate the slush-reader for “missing out on a golden opportunity” if they dare to send a rejection letter
He was an early cellphone user, and she would call on his big, clunky model to berate him.
I began to berate myself in my mind: He is transgendered!
Government officials regularly berate us for our lack of professionalism, objectivity, accuracy.