To chide is to scold someone.
Reprimand is defined as to severely or formally scold someone.
To deliver a lecture or series of lectures.
To trounce is to beat or to score a major victory.
To express sharp criticism regarding (an act, for example):
To punish, esp. by beating
To use harshly critical or irate language; rail.
To attack the reputation of (a person or thing) with strong or abusive criticism.
To change providers (e.g. of domain registration or telephone carrier) for a customer without clear (if any) consent.
To grade (an examination, etc.); rate or evaluate, as in testing
To go or move at a very fast, often excessively fast rate.
To use abusive or contemptuous language in speaking to or about; call bad names
To express disapproval to (someone); criticize:
(--- U.S. Navy) To assign a rate to
To act inappropriately in the eyes of peers, to backstab, to verbally abuse.
To attack violently in words; censure or rebuke
To beat soundly; thrash
To be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on
To force down and into something; thrust:
To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
To adjust so as to meet a required standard or condition:
To adjudge something, often a building, to be illegal, unfit for public use, or a hazard to the public and order it to be destroyed.
To load to capacity; fill:
To express strong disapproval of or criticize severely, especially in an official capacity:
To castigate is to criticize or punish someone severely.
To beat severely
To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
To use improperly or excessively; misuse:
Compliment means to give praise.
(Impersonal) Said of the weather when hail is falling.
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
To reason or plead in protest; present an objection.
Find another word for berates. In this page you can discover 40 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for berates, like: chides, scolds, jaws, reprimands, lectures, trounces, rags, rebukes, chastises, vituperates and vilifies.