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Verb: objurgate  'ób-ju(r),geyt
  1. Express strong disapproval of
    "We objurgate the racism in South Africa";
    - condemn, reprobate, decry, excoriate
  2. Censure severely
    "She objurgated him for his insensitive remarks";
    - chastise, castigate, chasten, correct

Derived forms: objurgated, objurgates, objurgating

Type of: bawl out [informal], berate, call down [informal], call on the carpet [US, informal], chew out [N. Amer, informal], chew up [N. Amer, informal], chide, denounce, denunciate, dress down [informal], have words, jaw [informal], lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag [informal], ream [N. Amer, informal], rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, take to task, trounce, wig [Brit, informal]