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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BERATED

Catching the child, he berated it and boxed its ears soundly.

The rest of the reviews, as far as I could see, pitied and berated us pompously.

The National Guards, imagining that Petion was to be berated, let him out.

Smith was berated generally for failing to complete his attack of June 15th.

But how could the Church get souls were it not for this same fornication, despised and berated?

She had been a prisoner, tied to the stirrups of her captor; and he had berated her, had preached at her.

He reproached the crowd, he berated them, he handled them fiercely.

In his rages he berated her as a cabby might have scolded his drunken wife.

He shook his rifle in the air as he berated the fearless youth.

His voice rang out in the masterful way she had so often berated to Julie.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from be- "thoroughly" + Middle English rate "to scold" (late 14c.), from Old French reter "accuse, blame," from Latin reputare (see reputation). "Obsolete except in U.S." [OED 1st ed.], but it seems to have revived in Britain 20c. Related: Berated; berating.