Definitions for: Chastise

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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