To scold is to criticize, chastise or rebuke someone for something.
To use harshly critical or irate language; rail.
To judge or declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by official order:
1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost:
To lecture is defined as to deliver a speech or to talk to someone about why he or she was wrong.
To chide is to scold someone.
To reprove is to criticize or scold someone.
To rebuke severely or formally
To punish or rebuke severely.
To punish, esp. by beating
To express sharp criticism regarding (an act, for example):
To denounce harshly
To assail with stinging criticism; excoriate.
To swear or curse; say “damn,” etc.
(Archaic) To try to avert by prayer
To falsely or maliciously charge another.
To express strong disapproval of or criticize severely, especially in an official capacity:
(Theol.) To damn
To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument:
To find fault with; criticize:
To begin working on (a task, problem, etc.) with vigor and determination
To speak abusively or contemptuously of; denounce scathingly
To cause stigmata to appear on.
To provide with or publicize using a brand name or other readily recognized identifier:
To criticize for a fault or an offense
To make a hiss:
To express disapproval of; censure.
(Law) To call (an accused person) before a criminal court to hear and answer the charge made against him or her.
To oppose with argument; criticize adversely; call in question
To argue about; debate; discuss
To say in protest; object:
To make an accusation against:
To spread false and harmful statements about; slander
(--- Informal) To gain in abundance. Often used with in :
To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.
To give praise to.
To commend highly; praise:
To perform as rap music:
To impose and collect a tax on (something).
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