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- 1. condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate, denounce
- usage: express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
- 2. chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast
- usage: censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
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See also: objurgate (Dictionary)