berate berate  /bɪ ˈreɪt/


  • (v) censure severely or angrily


  1. The Chinese and Russians berate each other for straying from the path of true Marxism-Leninism.
  2. I know that, unlike some of the talk radio screamers, he doesn't insult and berate callers who disagree with him.
  3. And I would hear them just berate the public, myself included.


  1. E3 2013: Sony Shows Us How To Rub Salt In A Wound

    Microsoft will be adding some restrictive used games DRM into the Xbox One. On the other hand, Sony will not. In classic fanboy fashion, PlayStation fans are using this to berate Xbox fans. Now, Sony could have taken the high …
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WebProNews

  2. Actress Helen Mirren turns ferocious in new 'Monsters' movie

    By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Helen Mirren had no trouble transforming herself from monarch to menacing creature for the new "Monsters, Inc." animated movie, but said she's not so frightening in real life. The 67-year-old veteran of stage and screen made headlines last month when she stormed out of a London theatre dressed as Queen Elizabeth to berate a group of ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "The way question time works is that 50 per cent of the questions are asked of ministers by government backbenchers, written in ministers' offices, and they just berate the Opposition," Mr Downer said on Fairfax Radio Network today. "And the...
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Alexander Downer Source:

  2. "Wade is not going to sit there and yell and berate at you and make you feel like a kid," quarterback Tony Romo said. "But what he will do is be a football coach and treat you like a man. And if you don't do the same, then he'll just get rid...
    on Aug 25, 2007 By: Tony Romo Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. James says "I don't want to constantly berate my father. I wish him well, and I hope he finds peace but he put my mom through years of mental abuse, and it made me care especially for abandoned women and children. So that's my religion - helping...
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: James Haven Source: New Zealand Herald

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