scold in Engels
v. reprimand, rebuke; upbraid, berate; use loud and abusive language
He was a professor at a college for twenty-five years, and he is in the habit of scolding the children of the house as if they were in his class.
However, the woman would not listen to anything he said. Rather, she scolded in reproached him.
Rossi roared into the assigned hotel meeting room like an angry school principal about to scold his students.
said Smirre, contemptuously. "I haven't acted boobyishly. You don't need to scold me," said the marten.
The father was terrified, ran there, and scolded the boy.
But why are they scolding Irene?
Don Telmo's departure was paid for by the student and Don Manuel. As far as the student was concerned they dared no more than twit him on his complicity with the old man and the Biscayan; at Manuel, however, they all kept screeching and scolding when they weren't kicking him.
Establish a relationship based on trust. Ask if you have ever tried or been offered alcohol, and if any of your friends drink alcohol. Talk assertively but do not scold; just advise them.
Manuel and the landlady's niece remained in the entry. They could hear Irene's sobbing and the scolding voices of Celia and Doña Violante.
Manuel grew accustomed to these manifestations against his humble person, and when they scolded him he retorted with the most bare-faced impudence and indifference.
1. admonish: berate, upbraid, censure, denounce, reprimand, reprove, blame
2. termagant: nag, shrew, virago, maenad