- [verb] argue in protest or opposition
- [verb] present and urge reasons in opposition
Synonyms: point out
- [verb] censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
Synonyms: call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast