berate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word berate

(verb) censure severely or angrily
Example Sentence
  • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
  • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
  • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for berate

his friends berated(criticized) him for showing them b-rated movie..
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by vivek.....

brate - b + rate : So if you will watch B RATing movie you will be scolded
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by sanchit

be+rate ~ he was RATEd BElow expectations and hence forth scolded.
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by logic87

berate- berry + ate He scolded me strongly as i ate his berry
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by karthipk

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by emdmehr

lets break Be+Rate. when we go to something as we see different rates in different shops..and we scold them as aBEy RATE kya re......
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by tariq431

DErate(not to rete someone is also a kind of scolding)....when you berate someone, you derate him.....
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by nileshdive

The servant failed to get the Basmati rice at the desired RATE, therefore the owner scolded him severely.
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by smartankit_27

when girl came to know she was be..rated by others she scolded them strongly(berated )
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by yasha

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