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He sometimes berates the one who remains, stating outright that the other was his favorite.

From Time

Whoever called it, Overleese’s involvement made some women uncomfortable because he routinely berated women in the office, according to the three women and emails, reviewed by The Post, that one of the women wrote at the time.

All brands berate us with ads that promise to make us happier, healthier, smarter, and safer.

From Eater

Several of the callers berated Campbell for fighting for the job.

He remembered a game in which Ashley Ingram, Navy’s running game coordinator and offensive line coach, was berating the blockers for poor play before Forney stepped in.

Women are berated—and berate themselves—for dressing too sexily.

The old-school way of hating rubes asks us to berate them into giving up their identity out of shame and disgust.

A purse can impress and intimidate, bewilder, berate, or amuse.

I'm not saying you should be an aggressive jerk, and berate your friends for thinking negative thoughts.

Rather than berate Mitt for the sin of being rich, he said he wanted a flatter tax so everyone could pay the “Romney rate.”

I overheard him soundly berate a mother who kept her children too much indoors.

Once in port, they began to berate the Genoese for his foolhardy scheme.

He was sure Mildred and Nan would berate him, but he felt as though there were weights on his feet.

Hearing Ed Hall berate a farmer who doubted the practicability of the machine, Steve took him aside and talked to him.

Going to one of them, the one who had declared his intention of joining the union, Jim began to berate him.


On this page you'll find 79 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to berate, such as: castigate, chide, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, and revile.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.