To blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand
To rebuke severely or formally
To scold mildly so as to correct or improve; reprimand:
To reprimand or criticize harshly and usually angrily.
Rag is defined as to tease, joke with or nag.
To defeat decisively:
To lecture is defined as to deliver a speech or to talk to someone about why he or she was wrong.
(Slang) To talk, esp. in a boring or abusive way
censure severely or angrily
To scold or rebuke severely
To present and urge reasons in opposition or complaint; protest; object; expostulate
Find another word for take-to-task. In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for take-to-task, like: rebuke, reprimand, chide, scold, call-on-the-carpet, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, jaw and dress down.