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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: objurgates, objurgated, objurgating

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