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Meaning of CASTIGATE

Pronunciation:  'kastu`geyt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

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

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