Berate in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Berate

to yell at; to criticize or scold someone in a loud and angry way

Examples of Berate in a sentence

Shamefaced, the students sat quietly as Mrs. Garcia continued to berate them for the way they had treated the substitute.  🔊

Because the bailiff had brought the message that the jury could not reach a decision, the judge called them into the courtroom to berate them about how a hung jury was a waste of taxpayers’ money.  🔊

During his first term of office, the President was constantly having to berate Congress for obstructing his proposed legislation.  🔊

As the director started to berate the cast for the hundredth time, several of the lead actors walked out.  🔊

Even though she didn’t want to be harsh, Nurse Jean felt she had to berate the patient for trying to get out of bed.  🔊

The poor sales clerk just stood there helplessly as the enraged customer got right in his face and began to berate him for something that wasn’t even his fault.  🔊

Gwen always tried to get to the office on time because she knew that Mr. Bergman would berate her if she didn’t have his coffee on his desk promptly at nine.  🔊

Every time the referee made a questionable call, the fans would berate him and throw beans on the field.  🔊

The members of the congregation squirmed in the pews and wished that the minister wouldn’t berate them for the sins of people who never came to church.  🔊

The police officer flagged down the truck and began to berate the driver for driving his rig through the quiet neighborhood.  🔊

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