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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Perry Brass:

    The lowest form of barbarism is smugly to berate someone for extending an act of kindness.

  2. Buzz Bishop:

    There are not stereotypical gender roles in the house, i am an active and engaged parent and don't feel the need to berate masculinity into them.

  3. Perry Brass:

    Three great ways to lose a lover: Talk to him the way your mother talked to your father. Berate him in public because everybody loves an audience. Contrast him to your friends, and compare him with his predecessors.

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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