Berate and Chide


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Berate verb – To criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings.
Usage example: there's no need to berate someone for making a mistake during the first day on the job

Chide is a synonym for berate in scold topic. In some cases you can use "Chide" instead a verb "Berate", when it comes to topics like rebuke, censure, blame, admonish. popular alternative
Nearby Word: berating
Synonyms for Berate


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Chide verb – To criticize (someone) usually gently so as to correct a fault.
Usage example: my wife chided me for forgetting to offer our guests some refreshments

Berate is a synonym for chide in scold topic. You can use "Berate" instead a verb "Chide", if it concerns topics such as censure, admonish, criticize, reprove. popular alternative
Nearby Word: chiding
Synonyms for Chide

Common collocations

player berate player chide player
heroes berate heroes chide heroes
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