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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·rate /bɪˈret/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·rate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Berated; p. pr. & vb. n. Berating.]  To rate or chide vehemently; to scold.  --Holland.  --Motley.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
          for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the
          Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter
          for bringing cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, rebuke,
           rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw,
           dress down, call down, scold, chide, bawl out,
           remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste,