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Meaning of CASTIGATE

Pronunciation:  'kastu`geyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
  2. [v]  inflict severe punishment on
 

CASTIGATE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate
 
 See Also: bawl out, berate, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, flame, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, penalise, penalize, punish, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, trounce

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cas"ti*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Castigated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Castigating}.] [L. castigatus, p. p. of
castigare to correct, punish; castus pure, chaste + agere to
move, drive. See {Caste}, and cf. {Chasten}.]
1. To punish by stripes; to chastise by blows; to chasten;
   also, to chastise verbally; to reprove; to criticise
   severely.

2. To emend; to correct. [Obs.]

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: assail, attack, baste, beat, belabor, berate, blister, bring to account, bring to book, call to account, carpet, chasten, chastise, chew out, correct, criticize, deal with, discipline, dress down, drub, excoriate, flay, fustigate, inflict upon, keelhaul, lash, masthead, penalize, pillory, pummel, punish, rail, rate, rebuke, reprimand, roast, scarify, scathe, scorch, scourge, settle with, skin alive, slash, square accounts, take to task, tell off, thrash, tick off, tongue-lash, trounce, upbraid, visit upon, wig
 

 

 

 

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