be rate

berate

[bih-reyt]
verb (used with object), berated, berating.
to scold; rebuke: He berated them in public.

Origin:
1540–50; be- + rate2


abuse, vilify, vituperate, objurgate.
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berate (bɪˈreɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to scold harshly

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berate
1540s, from be- "thoroughly" + M.E. rate "to scold," from O.Fr. reter "accuse, blame," from L. reputare (see reputation). "Obsolete except in U.S." [OED 1st ed.], but it seems to have revived in Britain 20c.
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