Definitions for beratebɪˈreɪt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word berate

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•ratebɪˈreɪt(v.t.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing.

  1. to scold; rebuke.

Origin of berate:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast(verb)

    censure severely or angrily

    "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"


  1. berate(Verb)

    To chide or scold vehemently; to lecture or rate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Berate(verb)

    to rate or chide vehemently; to scold

Anagrams of berate

  1. beater, betear, rebate

  2. Rebate


Find a translation for the berate definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these berate definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"berate." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 18 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for berate?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for berate: