Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Berate"

  • The meaning of "Berate" in various phrases and sentences

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    2. scold or criticize

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    2. It's like angry scolding. "The teacher berated me and made me do twenty push-ups in front of the whole class."

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    2. Criticize. "I berated the teacher for his terrible performance."

  • Example sentences using "Berate"

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    2. "My boss berated me because I made a mistake." "You didn't have to berate me after I already apologized for forgetting to pick up the milk at the store!" "His supervisor berates him all the time. What a jerk." "The wife berates him every time he doesn't pay attention to what she is saying."

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    2. "I berated him for being ignorant." "He berates poor people." "I berate people who are rude." "Berate" is another word for "Insult". And yes it's used for adults. :)

  • Similar words to "Berate" and their differences

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    2. Berate means to abuse (through harsh words) someone over a long period of time (persistently/strong force). For example, I love getting berated about my love life by my relatives every Thanksgiving. A synonym might be “beat down on” and this is also used literally, for example: the walls were berated by the heavy winds and the storm surge produced by the hurricane for nearly 24 consecutive hours. Snap at someone is different in meaning to berate someone in the sense that it is much shorter (like the person lost their composure and yelled/freaked out at you) The actual verb “snap” just implies the act of losing composure and changing emotion drastically and suddenly. For example, we were just playing uno and someone said shut up and he snapped. It turns out that that’s a trigger for him, just no one knew it at the time.

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    2. The word rebuke can be a verb, meaning to sternly reprimand or scold, but it can also be a noun, because a rebuke is the result of being scolded. ... A rebuke, then, is meant to be critical and to chide — in today's terms, a rebuke is verbal smack-down! Rebuke is basically a scolding of a higher intensity. You can rebuke pretty much anyone (if you're audacious enough). Reprimand is used when you formally rebuke someone. It might be your employee, an apprentice, your colleague, anyone with whom you share formal connections (and reprimand him in a formal manner).

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    2. scold = parent to child (not always, but it has a feel of talking down to someone) "My Dad scolded me for skipping school" rebuke = a sharp or agressive reply; "His wife started crying after his crass rebuke", can also be a verb berate = the person doing the berating is a little crazy maybe; "Trump berated the reporter who dared to ask a tough question".

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