be rate


verb (used with object), berated, berating.
to scold; rebuke: He berated them in public.

1540–50; be- + rate2

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

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Word Origin & History

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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