berate

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berate(
bih
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reyt
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to scold)
a. reprender
The cook was berating the kitchen maid for her slovenly work.La cocinera le estaba reprendiendo a la ayudanta de cocina por su trabajo descuidado.
b. regañar
The president was famous for berating her ministers at cabinet meetings.La presidenta tenía fama de regañarles a sus ministros en las reuniones del gabinete.
c. amonestar
I was soundly berated for letting my little brother wander off.Me amonestaron severamente por dejar a mi hermano menor alejarse.
d. reñir
Angry motorists were berating a bus driver for blocking the road.Unos conductores enojados le reñían a un conductor de autobús por bloquear la carretera.
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berate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (formal)
a. reconvenir, reñir
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berate [bɪˈreɪt]
transitive verb
regañar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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