English verb: objurgate
|1.||objurgate (communication) express strong disapproval of|
|Samples||We condemn the racism in South Africa.|
These ideas were reprobated.
|Synonyms||condemn, decry, excoriate, reprobate|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|2.||objurgate (communication) censure severely|
|Samples||She chastised him for his insensitive remarks.|
|Synonyms||castigate, chasten, chastise, correct|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce|