Definitions for chastisetʃæsˈtaɪz, ˈtʃæs taɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    censure severely

    "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"


  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.]


  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

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

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