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Definition of berate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: berate