to scold; rebuke:
He berated them in public.
Contemporary Examples

6 Funniest Moments from Conan’s Debut The Daily Beast Video November 8, 2010
‘Homeland’ Showrunner: ‘We Knew We Had to Plot a New Course’ Andrew Romano September 29, 2013
Their Man in Washington John Barry October 6, 2011
Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine Alice Feiring December 7, 2013
“Why Does the World Exist?” by Jim Holt: Review Anthony Gottlieb July 16, 2012

Historical Examples

Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7 Elbert Hubbard
The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
A Little Union Scout Joel Chandler Harris
Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, George Alfred Townsend
Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea Charles H. L. Johnston

(transitive) to scold harshly


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