What does castigate mean?

Definitions for castigate
ˈkæs tɪˌgeɪtcas·ti·gate

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    censure severely

    "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

  2. castigate(verb)

    inflict severe punishment on

Wiktionary

  1. castigate(Verb)

    To punish severely; to criticize severely; to reprimand severely.

  2. castigate(Verb)

    To revise or make corrections to a publication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Castigate(verb)

    to punish by stripes; to chastise by blows; to chasten; also, to chastise verbally; to reprove; to criticise severely

    Etymology: [L. castigatus, p. p. of castigare to correct, punish; castus pure, chaste + agere to move, drive. See Caste, and cf. Chasten.]

  2. Castigate(verb)

    to emend; to correct

    Etymology: [L. castigatus, p. p. of castigare to correct, punish; castus pure, chaste + agere to move, drive. See Caste, and cf. Chasten.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Castigate

    kas′tig-āt, v.t. to chastise: to correct: to punish with stripes.—ns. Castigā′tion, act of castigating: chastisement: severe punishment; Cas′tigātor, one who castigates.—adj. Cas′tigātory. [L. castigāre, -ātum, from castus, pure.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of castigate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of castigate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of castigate in a Sentence

  1. Mayor Bloomberg:

    The way you should get the guns out of the kids hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them, the way he feels about people is so demeaning. The policy may have been stop and frisk, but the philosophy was to castigate and denigrate people of color, and its a disgrace.

  2. Subhas Acharya:

    You cannot castigate people for having aspirations and ambitions. Now that the social arrangements have changed and extended families have disintegrated, we have to find a viable solution for these children.

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