Definitions for chastisetʃæsˈtaɪz, ˈtʃæs taɪz

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  1. chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct(verb)

    censure severely

    "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

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  1. Chastise(v. t.)

    To criticize (a person) strongly and directly in order to correct behavior.

  2. Origin: [OE. chastisen; chastien + ending -isen + modern -ise, -ize, L. -izare, Gr. -i`zein. See Chasten.]

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  1. chastise(Verb)

    To punish or scold someone.

  2. Origin: chastier, from castigo

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  1. Chastise(verb)

    to inflict pain upon, by means of stripes, or in any other manner, for the purpose of punishment or reformation; to punish, as with stripes

  2. Chastise(verb)

    to reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses

  3. Origin: [OE. chastisen; chastien + ending -isen + modern -ise, -ize, L. -izare, Gr. -i`zein. See Chasten.]


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