|part of speech:
||berated, berates, berating
||to reproach or scold severely.
He berated his son for getting thrown off the football team.
- baste, bawl out, chastise, chew out, lambaste, objurgate, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, roast, scold, tongue-lash, upbraid
- similar words:
- blackguard, castigate, censure, condemn, criticize, excoriate, flay, rate, reprove, score, take to task
||abuse, admonish, assail, blame, chide, correct, lash, rebuke, reprimand, revile