Definition of berate:
frustrate, talk, chew, chit-chat, irritate, manducate, put forward, cane, vanquish, strap, invoke, cod, chat, tell off, yap away, bedevil, evoke, ride, rate, call on the carpet, chatter, beat out, rattle on, twit, conjure, gossip, tantalize, shell, devil, gravel, call forth, take to task, claver, dun, torment, claver, grouch, bait, underdress, shoot the breeze, bring up, crucify, yack away, nettle, welt, stir, chafe, scold, taunt, give hell to, annoy, rile, give it to, vex, have words, rag, study at scold, attack, tantalise, confabulate, remonstrate, masticate, criminate, confab, visit, point out, lather, bawl out, call down, chew up, conjure up, censure, chide, get at, reproof, yack, chaffer, nark, rebuke, slash, flog, lambast, crush, lambaste, whip, dress down, lecture, tease, arouse, chitchat, get to, chew out, chew the fat, raise, bother, rally, razz, natter, beat, trounce, grumble, jaw, reprimand, lash.
- "Christopher and the Clockmakers", Sara Ware Bassett.
- "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", Alexander Berkman.
This much have we said on the subject of the White House and its precincts, because we took occasion, in a former work, to berate the narrow- minded parsimony which left the grounds of the White House in a condition that was discreditable to the republic.- "Jack Tier or The Florida Reef", James Fenimore Cooper.