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Word for scold in America [closed]

What do Americans usually use instead of word scold ? For example parents scold their children when they act up . How would write same sentence but with American version of scold?
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Disoriented vs. Disorientated [duplicate]

In the U.S., we seemingly prefer the former to the latter. However, I was sitting with my friends when one of them stated that he was "disorientated" while we were playing a video game. My theory, at ...
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Which is correct: “I loaned him some money” or “ I lent him some money”?

My Webster's New world Dictionary does not contain the word "loaned" at all, but my Thesaurus does, and the word "lent" is the first synonym listed. My wife, who learned English as a second language ...