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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • v. To punish, as by beating. See Synonyms at punish.
  • v. To criticize severely; rebuke.
  • v. Archaic To purify.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. To punish or scold someone.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • v. 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.
  • v. To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses.
  • v. To criticize (a person) strongly and directly in order to correct behavior.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To inflict pain upon by stripes, blows, or otherwise, for the purpose of punishing and recalling to duty; punish for the purpose of amending; correct or reclaim by punishment.
  • To discipline; instruct; correct the errors or faults of.
  • To reduce to submission; tame.
  • To restrain or refine by discipline; free from faults or excesses.
  • Synonyms Punish, Chasten, Chastise. To punish is primarily and chiefly to inflict pain upon, as a retribution for misdeeds, the notion of improving the offender being absent or quite subordinate. Chasten, on the other hand, implies that the reformation of the offender is the aim of the punishment inflicted. The word is not now often used of human acts; it is a biblical word for the providential discipline of man: as, “Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth” (Heb. xii. 6); and such expressions as “the chastening influence of sorrow” are in use. Chastise is a dignified word for corporal punishment, combining in nearly equal degrees the notions of desert and correction.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. censure severely
  • Verb Form
    chastised    chastises    chastising   
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    call down    lecture    reproof    trounce    lambaste    chew out    berate    call on the carpet    dress down    have words   
    Cross Reference
    punish    castigate   
    Words with the same meaning
    chasten    castigate    objurgate    correct    dress down    punish    reprehend   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Ais    Allies    Guise    Guys    Lise    Marseilles    Thais    Wise    advise    ais   
    Same Context
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