Definitions for chastisetʃæsˈtaɪz, ˈtʃæs taɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chas•tisetʃæsˈtaɪz, ˈtʃæs taɪz(v.t.)-tised, -tis•ing.

  1. to discipline, esp. by corporal punishment.

  2. to criticize severely.

  3. Archaic. to chasten.

Origin of chastise:

1275–1325; ME, appar. alter. of chastien to chasten

chas•tis′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

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

    censure severely

    "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

Wiktionary

  1. chastise(Verb)

    To punish or scold someone.

  2. Origin: chastier, from castigo

Webster Dictionary

  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


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