What does chastise mean?

Definitions for chastisetʃæsˈtaɪz, ˈtʃæs taɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word chastise.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chastise

    chas-tīz′, v.t. to inflict punishment upon for the purpose of correction: to reduce to order or to obedience.—adj. Chastīs′able.—n. Chas′tisement.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chastise in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chastise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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