Objurgate
Objurgate Ob*jur"gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Objurgated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Objurgating}.] [L. objurgatus, p. p. of objurgare to chide; ob (see {Ob-}) + jurgare to quarrel, scold, fr. jus right, court. See {Jury}.] To chide; to reprove. [1913 Webster]

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  • objurgate — index admonish (warn), blame, castigate, censure, contemn, criticize (find fault with), defame …   Law dictionary

  • objurgate — (v.) 1610s, from L. objurgatus, pp. of objurgare to chide, rebuke, from ob (see OB (Cf. ob )) + jurgare to quarrel, scold, from phrase jure agere to deal in a lawsuit, from ablative of ius right; law; suit (see JUST (Cf. just …   Etymology dictionary

  • objurgate — *execrate, curse, damn, anathematize Analogous words: revile, vituperate (see SCOLD): condemn, denounce, reprobate, *criticize Contrasted words: applaud, *commend, compliment …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • objurgate — [v] berate bawl out, castigate, censure, chastise, chew out*, chide, give one hell*, jump all over*, rake over the coals*, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, scold, upbraid; concept 52 …   New thesaurus

  • objurgate — [äb′jər gāt΄, əb jʉr′gāt΄] vt. objurgated, objurgating [< L objurgatus, pp. of objurgare, to rebuke, chastise < ob (see OB ) + jurgare, to chide, orig., to sue at law < jus (gen. juris: see JURY1) + agere, to do, ACT1] to chide… …   English World dictionary

  • objurgate — transitive verb see objurgation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • objurgate — objurgation, n. objurgator, n. objurgatorily /euhb jerr geuh tawr euh lee, tohr /, objurgatively, adv. objurgatory, objurgative, adj. /ob jeuhr gayt , euhb jerr gayt/, v.t., objurgated, objurgating. to reproach or denounce vehemently; upbraid… …   Universalium

  • objurgate — verb To rebuke or scold strongly. See Also: objurgation, objurgative, objurgatively, objurgatory …   Wiktionary

  • objurgate — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. scold, rebuke, berate, chastise, chide, upbraid, reproach …   English dictionary for students

  • objurgate — see JUST …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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