BERATE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for BERATE?

Need another word that means the same as “berate”? Find 33 synonyms and 30 related words for “berate” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Berate” are: bawl out, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, take to task, trounce, reproach, reprove, admonish, remonstrate with, chastise, upbraid, pull up, castigate, read someone the riot act, give someone a piece of one's mind, go on at, haul over the coals, criticize, censure

Berate as a Verb

Definitions of "Berate" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “berate” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Censure severely or angrily.
  • Scold or criticize (someone) angrily.
Definitions of "Berate" as a verb

Synonyms of "Berate" as a verb (33 Words)

admonishAdmonish or counsel in terms of someone s behavior.
She admonished him to drink no more than one glass of wine.
bawl outShout loudly and without restraint.
call downCall a meeting; invite or command to meet.
call on the carpetGet or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone.
castigateReprimand (someone) severely.
He was castigated for not setting a good example.
censureExpress severe disapproval of (someone or something), especially in a formal statement.
Shareholders censured the bank for its extravagance.
chastiseCensure severely.
She chastised him for his insensitive remarks.
chew outChew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth.
chew upChew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth.
chideCensure severely or angrily.
She chided him for not replying to her letters.
criticizeFind fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws.
Those who criticize others often are not perfect either.
dress downPut a finish on.
give someone a piece of one's mindOrganize or be responsible for.
go on atBe in the right place or situation.
haul over the coalsDraw slowly or heavily.
have wordsBe confronted with.
jawChew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth.
I was too busy to spend time jawing with the rest of the crew.
lambastCensure severely or angrily.
They lambasted the report as a gross distortion of the truth.
lambasteBeat with a cane.
lectureDeliver an educational lecture or lectures.
Did you ever lecture at Harvard.
pull upRemove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense.
ragGive a decorative effect to a painted surface by applying paint typically of a different colour with a rag.
Rag ore.
read someone the riot actIndicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments.
rebukeCensure severely or angrily.
She had rebuked him for drinking too much.
remonstrateCensure severely or angrily.
You don t mean that she remonstrated.
remonstrate withPresent and urge reasons in opposition.
reprimandAddress a reprimand to.
Officials were reprimanded for poor work.
reproachCensure or rebuke (an offence).
The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior.
reproveReprimand (someone.
Don t be childish Hilary he reproved mildly.
scold(of a bird) call loudly and persistently.
Mum took Anna away scolding her for her bad behaviour.
take to taskReceive willingly something given or offered.
trounceDefeat heavily in a contest.
Essex trounced Cambridgeshire 5 1 in the final.
upbraidExpress criticism towards.
He was upbraided for his slovenly appearance.
Synonyms of "Berate" as a verb (33 Words)

Usage Examples of "Berate" as a verb

  • She berated herself for being fickle.
Usage Examples of "Berate" as a verb

Associations of "Berate" (30 Words)

accusationA formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt.
There was accusation in Brian s voice.
admonishAdmonish or counsel in terms of someone s behavior.
He admonished the child for his bad behavior.
angrilyWith anger.
Workers reacted angrily to the announcement.
bluntlyIn a blunt direct manner.
To put it bluntly investors are suffering from a crisis.
castigateReprimand (someone) severely.
He was castigated for not setting a good example.
castigationVerbal punishment.
censoriousHarshly critical or expressing censure.
Censorious champions of morality.
censureThe state of being excommunicated.
Two MPs were singled out for censure.
chastiseCensure severely.
She chastised him for his insensitive remarks.
chideScold or rebuke.
Now now he chided.
fiercelyIn a physically fierce manner.
The wind was blowing fiercely.
incriminationAn accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed.
His incrimination was based on my testimony.
nagA person who nags someone.
Something nagged at the back of his mind.
opprobriumA state of extreme dishonor- F.D.Roosevelt.
The critical opprobrium generated by his films.
punishImpose a penalty on inflict punishment on.
A rise in prescription charges would punish the poor.
rageFeel or express violent uncontrollable anger.
His face turned red with rage.
rebukeCensure severely or angrily.
He had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face.
recriminationMutual accusations.
There was a period of bitter recrimination.
reprimandAddress a reprimand to.
The golfer received a reprimand for a breach of rules.
reproachIn the Roman Catholic Church a set of antiphons and responses for Good Friday representing the reproaches of Christ to his people.
He brought reproach upon his family.
reproofTake to task.
A look of reproof.
reproveReprimand (someone.
Don t be childish Hilary he reproved mildly.
resentWish ill or allow unwillingly.
She resented the fact that I had children.
retortA vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat.
He was resolute to retort the charge of treason on his foes.
revileSpread negative information about.
He was now reviled by the party that he had helped to lead.
scold(of a bird) call loudly and persistently.
The gulls wheeled and scolded above the lake.
scoldingRebuking a person harshly.
She d get a scolding from Victoria.
upbraidFind fault with (someone); scold.
He was upbraided for his slovenly appearance.
verballyBy means of words.
She claimed to have been verbally abused.
wrathExtreme anger.
He hid his pipe for fear of incurring his father s wrath.
Associations of "Berate" (30 Words)

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