Definition of berate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

berate

 verb
verb
NAmE//bɪˈreɪt//
 
berate somebody/yourself(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they berate
 
he / she / it berates
 
past simple berated
 
-ing form berating
 
 
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to criticize or speak angrily to someone because you do not approve of something they have done She berated herself for being a bad mother.
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