berate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word berate
his friends berated(criticized) him for showing them b-rated movie..
brate - b + rate : So if you will watch B RATing movie you will be scolded
be+rate ~ he was RATEd BElow expectations and hence forth scolded.
berate- berry + ate He scolded me strongly as i ate his berry
DErate(not to rete someone is also a kind of scolding)....when you berate someone, you derate him.....
The servant failed to get the Basmati rice at the desired RATE, therefore the owner scolded him severely.
when girl came to know she was be..rated by others she scolded them strongly(berated )