Inveigh vs Berate - What's the difference?

inveigh | berate |

As verbs the difference between inveigh and berate

is that inveigh is while berate is to chide or scold vehemently.




(en verb)
  • * 1860 , (William Cullen Bryant), letter, 14 Sep 1860:
  • I saw Mr. Cairns yesterday. He inveighed at great length at what he called Mr. Willis's neglect of his children, saying he had just discovered that they got no whortleberries and no fish, and that he was just beginning to send them those things.
  • * 1989 , (Jack Vance), Madouc :
  • Noblemen loyal to King Milo inveighed upon him, until at last he sent off dispatches to King Audry and King Aillas, alerting them to the peculiar rash of forays, raids and provocations current along the Lyonesse border.
  • * 1999 , (Will Hutton), The Guardian , 26 Sep 1999:
  • Only last week, three aggressively written pamphlets crossed my desk inveighing against the euro.
  • * 2011 , Elizabeth Drew, "What were they thinking?", New York Review of Books , 18 Aug 2011:
  • After the President, in a press conference in late June, inveighed against tax breaks for corporate jets, the industry quickly insisted that such a change would cost jobs.
  • (obsolete) To draw in or away; to entice, inveigle.
  • * c. 1680 , (Samuel Butler), Genuine Remains :
  • He is a Spirit, that inveighs away a Man from himself, undertakes great Matters for him, and after fells him for a Slave.

    Derived terms

    * inveigher * inveighing




  • To chide or scold vehemently.
  • * 1896 , , Seats Of The Mighty , ch. 13:
  • Gabord, still muttering, turned to us again, and began to berate the soldiers for their laziness.
  • * 1914 , , The Gods of Mars , ch. 21:
  • A thousand times I berated myself for being drawn into such a trap as I might have known these pits easily could be.
  • * 1917 , , Jerry of the Islands , ch. 14:
  • Lenerengo, as usual, forgot everything else in the fiercer pleasure of berating her spouse.
  • * 2008 , Alex Perry, " The Man Who Would Be (Congo's) King," Time , 27 Nov.:
  • During the rally, he berates the crowd for their cowardice.
  • * 2011 , Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France []
  • France were supposedly a team in pieces, beaten by Tonga just a week ago and with coach Marc Lievremont publicly berating his players, but so clear-cut was their victory that much of the atmosphere had been sucked from the contest long before the end.


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