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English definition of “berate”

berate

verb [T]     /bɪˈreɪt/ formal
to criticize or speak in an angry manner to someone: As he left the meeting , he was berated by angry demonstrators . Doctors are often berated for being poor communicators , particularly when they have to give patients bad news .Chastising and rebukingTalking angrily
(Definition of berate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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