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synonyms for told off

  • berate
  • censure
  • chide
  • give piece of one's mind
  • give tongue-lashing
  • lecture
  • rail
  • rake over the coals
  • rebuke
  • reproach
  • reprove
  • revile
  • scold
  • take to task
  • tick off
  • upbraid
  • vituperate
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antonyms for told off

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  • compliment
  • praise
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How to use told off in a sentence

The blood that accused his friend in his heart, rushed to his face, when he repeated what had been told him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Without preface, he abruptly asked, what had been told him of the Duke of Wharton's behaviour the preceding night.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Another crash, which nearly shut up his spine like a telescope, told him that there were no wings.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
But if what I told him were true, he was still at a loss how a kingdom could run out of its estate like a private person.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
In passing to her own chamber she met the Emperor, and, in the agitation of her maternal fears, told him all that had passed.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
But she told Grandfather Mole that it was all right—that she knew a person of his age ought not to go without his breakfast.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
We were speaking of the faculty of mimicry, and he told me such a funny little anecdote about Chopin.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
"That is why I told you the other meeting seemed a long time ago," explained the girl.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
He has told me that their society produced on him the effect of the cool hands of saints against his cheek.
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