objurgate

[ ob-jer-geyt, uhb-jur-geyt ]
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verb (used with object),ob·jur·gat·ed, ob·jur·gat·ing.
  1. to reproach or denounce vehemently; upbraid harshly; berate sharply.

Origin of objurgate

1
1610–20; <Latin objūrgātus, past participle of objūrgāre to rebuke, equivalent to ob-ob- + jūrgāre, jurigāre to rebuke, equivalent to jūr- (stem of jūs) law + -ig-, combining form of agere to drive, do + -ātus-ate1

Other words from objurgate

  • ob·jur·ga·tion, noun
  • ob·jur·ga·tor, noun
  • ob·jur·ga·to·ri·ly [uhb-jur-guh-tawr-uh-lee, -tohr-], /əbˈdʒɜr gəˌtɔr ə li, -ˌtoʊr-/, ob·jur·ga·tive·ly, adverb
  • ob·jur·ga·to·ry, ob·jur·ga·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for objurgate

objurgate

/ (ˈɒbdʒəˌɡeɪt) /


verb
  1. (tr) to scold or reprimand

Origin of objurgate

1
C17: from Latin objurgāre, from ob- against + jurgāre to scold

Derived forms of objurgate

  • objurgation, noun
  • objurgator, noun
  • objurgatory (ɒbˈdʒɜːɡətərɪ, -trɪ) or objurgative, adjective

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