objurgate

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objurgate (third-person singular simple present objurgates, present participle objurgating, simple past and past participle objurgated)

  1. (transitive) To rebuke or scold strongly.
    • 1886, Henry James, The Princess Casamassima.
      He waited and waited, in the faith that Schinkel was dealing with them in his slow, categorical Teutonic way, and only objurgated the cabinetmaker for having in the first place paltered with his sacred trust. Why hadn't he come straight to him—whatever the mysterious document was—instead of talking it over with French featherheads?

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objūrgāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of objūrgō