Definitions for: Chasten

[v] correct by punishment or discipline
[v] restrain or temper
[v] censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

Webster (1913) Definition: Chas"ten (ch[=a]"s'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chastened
(-s'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Chastening.] [OE. chastien, OF.
Chastier, F. Ch?tier, fr. L. castigare to punish, chastise;
castus pure + agere to lead, drive. See Chaste, Act, and
cf. Castigate, Chastise.]
1. To correct by punishment; to inflict pain upon the purpose
of reclaiming; to discipline; as, to chasten a son with a

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth. --Heb. xii.

2. To purify from errors or faults; to refine.

They [classics] chasten and enlarge the mind, and
excite to noble actions. --Layard.

Syn: To chastise; punish; correct; discipline; castigate;
afflict; subdue; purify.

Usage: To Chasten, Punish, Chastise. To chasten is to
subject to affliction or trouble, in order to produce
a general change for the better in life or character.
To punish is to inflict penalty for violation of law,
disobedience to authority, or intentional wrongdoing.
To chastise is to punish a particular offense, as with
stripes, especially with the hope that suffering or
disgrace may prevent a repetition of faults.

Synonyms: castigate, chastise, correct, moderate, objurgate, subdue, tame, temper

See Also: alter, bawl out, berate, change, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, flame, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, trounce

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