What does berate mean?

Definitions for beratebɪˈreɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Berate

    be-rāt′, v.t. (U.S.) to scold or chide vigorously.

Anagrams for berate »

  1. beater, betear, rebate

  2. Rebate


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of berate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of berate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Images & Illustrations of berate

  1. berateberateberate

Translations for berate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • سَبَّ, شَاتَمَ, لَحَا, شَتَمَArabic
  • ругаяBulgarian
  • ausschelten, ausschimpfen, beschimpfen, scheltenGerman
  • reprender, vituperarSpanish
  • سرزنش کردنPersian
  • nuhdella, läksyttääFinnish
  • admonester, fustiger, réprimanderFrench
  • szid, megszid, lehord, korholHungarian
  • rimproverare, riprendere, redarguire, ammonire, sgridare, richiamareItalian
  • ガミガミ叱る, 難詰, しかる, 痛罵Japanese
  • skjelleNorwegian
  • certare, admonestareRomanian
  • ругать, бранить, поноситьRussian
  • izgrditi, ukoritiSerbo-Croatian
  • paylamak, azarlamak, fırça atmak, haşlamakTurkish

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