how to pronounce berate


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the above transcription of berate is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

berate is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of berate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… if you curse and berate and bash other …”

meanings of berate


  1. To chide or scold vehemently.

berate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word berate occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics berate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that berate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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