Berate Be*rate" (b[-e]*r[=a]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Berated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Berating}.] [See 2nd {rate}, v. t..] To rate or chide vehemently; to scold. --Holland. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

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