Berate and Remonstrate


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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

Remonstrate is a synonym for berate in chide topic. In some cases you can use "Remonstrate" instead a verb "Berate", when it comes to topics like reprove.
Nearby Word: berating
Synonyms for Berate


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Remonstrate verb – Censure severely or angrily.
Berate is a synonym for remonstrate in chide topic. You can use "Berate" instead a verb "Remonstrate", if it concerns topics such as reprimand, reprove.
Nearby Words: remonstrance, remonstrant, remonstrating
Synonyms for Remonstrate
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