Disapprove and criticize

berate
(v)
bǝ-RATE
Meaning

scold strongly

1st Sample Sentence

Every day he would walk the streets searching for a new job, and every night his wife would berate him for not being able to find one.

Mnemonics

berate- berry + ate He scolded me strongly as i ate his berry be+rate ~ he was RATEd BElow expectations and hence forth scolded. his friends berated (criticized) him for showing them b-rated movie. brate - b + rate: So if you will watch B RATing movie you will be scolded

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