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verb [transitive] formal berate pronunciation in British English /bɪˈreɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyberate
he/she/itberates
present participleberating
past tenseberated
past participleberated
  1. to talk to someone in an angry way because they have done something wrong
    berate someone for (doing) something: Their teacher berated them for being late.

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