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objurgate

[ ob-jer-geyt, uhb-jur-geyt ]
/ 藞蓲b d蕭蓹r藢ge瑟t, 蓹b藞d蕭蓽r ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ob路jur路gat路ed, ob路jur路gat路ing.
to reproach or denounce vehemently; upbraid harshly; berate sharply.
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Origin of objurgate

1610鈥20; <Latin obj奴rg膩tus, past participle of obj奴rg膩re to rebuke, equivalent to ob-ob- + j奴rg膩re, jurig膩re to rebuke, equivalent to j奴r- (stem of j奴s) law + -ig-, combining form of agere to drive, do + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM objurgate

ob路jur路ga路tion, nounob路jur路ga路tor, nounob路jur路ga路to路ri路ly [uhb-jur-guh-tawr-uh-lee, -tohr-], /蓹b藞d蕭蓽r g蓹藢t蓴r 蓹 li, -藢to蕣r-/, ob路jur路ga路tive路ly, adverbob路jur路ga路to路ry, ob路jur路ga路tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for objurgate

objurgate
/ (藞蓲bd蕭蓹藢伞e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to scold or reprimand

Derived forms of objurgate

objurgation, nounobjurgator, nounobjurgatory (蓲b藞d蕭蓽藧伞蓹t蓹r瑟, -tr瑟) or objurgative, adjective

Word Origin for objurgate

C17: from Latin objurg膩re, from ob- against + jurg膩re to scold
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