Kate is famous for berating her husband—about his thinning hair, the way he speaks, and, infamously, for breathing too loudly.
As the story goes, she was across the street from his gallery, late for their appointment, and berating another shop owner.
Miranda Priestley berating her magazine underlings in The Devil Wears Prada.
The yelling, berating, and demanding is one thing, but turning that into entertainment is something else entirely.
berating his mother over nothing just hours before his final walk.
First they were berating the minister of Justice for too large a practice at the Bar.
The dog was alternately licking his heels and whining and berating the fox.
Hagar turned from berating her, and thrust out her chin at Miss Georgie.
Mullin, the contractor, very red of face and angry of eye, was berating the jeering crowd with the rough side of his tongue.
With the license of old acquaintance, Brent went on with his berating.
1540s, from be- "thoroughly" + Middle English rate "to scold" (late 14c.), from Old French reter "accuse, blame," from Latin reputare (see reputation). "Obsolete except in U.S." [OED 1st ed.], but it seems to have revived in Britain 20c. Related: Berated; berating.