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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Berate  \Be*rate"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Berated};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Berating}.] 
  To  rate  or  chide  vehemently;  to  scold.  --Holland.  --Motley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  berate 
  v  :  censure  severely  or  angrily;  "The  mother  scolded  the  child 
  for  entering  the  stranger's  car";  "The  deputy  ragged  the 
  Prime  Minister";  "The  customer  dressed  down  the  waiter 
  for  bringing  cold  soup";  check"  is  archaic  [syn:  {rebuke}, 
  {check},  {rag},  {reproof},  {lecture},  {reprimand},  {jaw}, 
  {dress  down},  {scold},  {chide},  {bawl  out},  {remonstrate}, 
  {chew  out},  {chew  up},  {have  words},  {lambaste},  {lambast}] 




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