Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb objurgate

2 senses of objurgate

Sense 1
condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate -- (express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated")
       => denounce -- (speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis")

Sense 2
chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct -- (censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks")
       => 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 -- (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")

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