A considerably less hirsute host faced down a firing squad, donned clown gear, and got berated by Don Draper himself.
But then she berated the show for not having him in the first episode.
Haqqani was berated at the White House for Pakistan's failure to crack down on insurgents operating from inside its territory.
In the empty trattoria, he berated the waiter for bringing the wrong decanter and wine glasses.
In one sense, yes: for Queen Victoria, a big bang would just have been something you berated the servants about.
On one occasion, early in his public career, he was berated by a bully in the streets.
Catching the child, he berated it and boxed its ears soundly.
And if ever a man was berated it was that big soldier who had fallen asleep at the post of duty.
The rest of the reviews, as far as I could see, pitied and berated us pompously.
She berated Raleigh before her ladies, and forbade him to come to court.
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.