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English definition of “berate”

berate

verb [T] uk   /bɪˈreɪt/ formal us  
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.
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