verb (used with object), be·rat·ed, be·rat·ing.
Examples from the Web for berating
Today, three years later, the old gentleman is berating his friend because the silk hat was lost.
The yelling, berating, and demanding is one thing, but turning that into entertainment is something else entirely.‘Dance Moms,’ ‘Toddlers & Tiaras,’ and Child Abuse|Andy Dehnart|January 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As the story goes, she was across the street from his gallery, late for their appointment, and berating another shop owner.
Berating his mother over nothing just hours before his final walk.
Miranda Priestley berating her magazine underlings in The Devil Wears Prada.
Hagar turned from berating her, and thrust out her chin at Miss Georgie.Good Indian|B. M. Bower
He half carried her to the rear, berating himself the while for his inability to pay her closer attention.
First they were berating the minister of Justice for too large a practice at the Bar.
The archduke proceeded to the Town Hall, and after berating the city officials listened to the speeches of welcome.
With the license of old acquaintance, Brent went on with his berating.A Pagan of the Hills|Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for berating
Word Origin and History for berating
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.