to scold; rebuke:
He berated them in public.
Rather than berate Mitt for the sin of being rich, he said he wanted a flatter tax so everyone could pay the “Romney rate.”
What If Newt Wins S.C.? Howard Kurtz January 18, 2012
The old-school way of hating rubes asks us to berate them into giving up their identity out of shame and disgust.
From Smarm To Snark, We’re All Soldiers In The War On Obscurity James Poulos December 6, 2013
Women are berated—and berate themselves—for dressing too sexily.
In Defense of Slut-O-Ween Emily Shire October 28, 2014
I’m not saying you should be an aggressive jerk, and berate your friends for thinking negative thoughts.
The Depressed Mind David Frum January 13, 2013
A purse can impress and intimidate, bewilder, berate, or amuse.
The Language of Margaret Thatcher’s Handbags Robin Givhan April 7, 2013
Going to one of them, the one who had declared his intention of joining the union, Jim began to berate him.
Poor White Sherwood Anderson
She had expected him to berate her for taking him for a spy and he had asked her to marry him.
Rebecca’s Promise Frances R. Sterrett
And the men drop in to talk over plans and berate the Governor because things are not in better shape.
A Little Girl in Old St. Louis Amanda Minnie Douglas
Dyckman was a spent and bankrupt object, and anybody could berate him.
We Can’t Have Everything Rupert Hughes
Is this the source of your inspiration when you berate your betters?
The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales Francis A. Durivage
(transitive) to scold harshly
1540s, from be- “thoroughly” + Middle English rate “to scold” (late 14c.), from Old French reter “accuse, blame,” from Latin reputare (see reputation). “Obsolete except in U.S.” [OED 1st ed.], but it seems to have revived in Britain 20c. Related: Berated; berating.
- Be real
be real interjection An exhortation to be sane and sensible: John, are you going fishing this weekend? Be real, Smitty, I have to study for a test (1980s+ College students) interjection An exhortation to be sensible, to eschew illusion: ”I’ll trade them for your Reuben Kincaid sleep goggles.” ”Get real, pal”/ Be real, Smitty, I […]
to deprive and make desolate, especially by death (usually followed by of): Illness bereaved them of their mother. to deprive ruthlessly or by force (usually followed by of): The war bereaved them of their home. Obsolete. to take away by violence. Historical Examples But if that union be calculated to bereave her of happiness, it […]
(of a person) greatly saddened at being deprived by death of a loved one. a bereaved person or persons (usually preceded by the): to extend condolences to the bereaved. to deprive and make desolate, especially by death (usually followed by of): Illness bereaved them of their mother. to deprive ruthlessly or by force (usually followed […]
a simple past tense and past participle of bereave. deprived: They are bereft of their senses. He is bereft of all happiness. to deprive and make desolate, especially by death (usually followed by of): Illness bereaved them of their mother. to deprive ruthlessly or by force (usually followed by of): The war bereaved them of […]