Berate and Scold

Berate

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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

Scold is a synonym for berate in admonish topic. In some cases you can use "Scold" instead a verb "Berate", when it comes to topics like reprove, criticize hatefully. popular alternative
Nearby Word: berating
Synonyms for Berate

Scold

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Scold verb – To criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings.
Usage example: he scolded the kids for not cleaning up the mess they had made in the kitchen

Berate is a synonym for scold in admonish topic. You can use "Berate" instead a verb "Scold", if it concerns topics such as rebuke, reprimand, find fault with, reprove. popular alternative
Nearby Words: scolding, scolded
Synonyms for Scold

Common collocations

character berate character scold character
hero berate hero scold hero
people berate people scold people
family berate family scold family
Other nouns: anyone, player, john, kids, peter, batman, ben.

Both words in one sentence

  • Sassy Black Woman To illustrate this, sassy "Mammy" figures could scold the family they worked for and playfully berate their employers (so the authors could show that Blacks were not being oppressed).
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