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Meaning of CHASTISE

Pronunciation:  chas'tIz

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

CHASTISE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chas*tise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chastised}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Chastising}.] [OE. chastisen; chastien + ending -isen
+ modern -ise, ize, L. izare, G. ?. See {Chasten}.]
1. 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.

         How fine my master is! I am afraid He will chastise
         me.                                   --Shak.

         I am glad to see the vanity or envy of the canting
         chemists thus discovered and chastised. --Boyle.

2. To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to
   free from faults or excesses.

         The gay, social sense, by decency chastised.

Syn: See {Chasten}.

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