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


Princeton's WordNet

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

    censure severely

    "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"


  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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