verb (used with object), be·rat·ed, be·rat·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for berate
Passengers berate flight attendants about their noncompliant cabin mates.Sneezed on, cussed at, ignored: Airline workers battle mask resistance with scant government backup|Michael Laris|January 1, 2021|Washington Post
After the vote, the two Republicans had to face a lineup of poll workers, clerks and voters, who berated them for declining to certify an election in which 878,000 people had voted.For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics|Kayla Ruble, Tom Hamburger, David Fahrenthold|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Women are berated—and berate themselves—for dressing too sexily.
In the empty trattoria, he berated the waiter for bringing the wrong decanter and wine glasses.Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine|Alice Feiring|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But while the congressmen squabbled amongst themselves and berated the witnesses, this all felt like prelude.
But then she berated the show for not having him in the first episode.‘Homeland’ Showrunner: ‘We Knew We Had to Plot a New Course’|Andrew Romano|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I called her “Hippo Girl,” and as I berated her I felt negative attention shift from me to her.My Strange Passage From Suspected School Shooter to Prom Queen|Gina Tron|January 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He berated his bungling, fumbling, thoughtless notions and cursed himself for trying to help Penny by the "loco" means he'd used.The Lone Ranger Rides|Fran Striker
He shook his rifle in the air as he berated the fearless youth.With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga|W. Bert Foster
One who berated him for negro-stealing was adroitly induced to meet a newly arrived passenger and listen to his pathetic story.The Anti-Slavery Crusade|Jesse Macy
He came out with an old-fashioned shotgun and berated us in a manner most vehement, but did not shoot.From Bull Run to Appomattox|Luther W. Hopkins
I berated myself for having entertained any doubt and now felt anew, and with aggravation, my affection for her.The Blue Wall|Richard Washburn Child