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chastise Explained

chastise at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


chastise at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: chaste 'to chasten'; CHASTEN]//
1 formal to criticize someone severely: --'You're a fool,' she chastised herself.//
2 old-fashioned to physically punish someone: -- chastisement n [U and C] //

chastise at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "chastise":
admonish, baste, beat, belabor, berate, birch, bring to account,
bring to book, call to account, cane, castigate, censure, chasten,
chide, correct, deal with, discipline, flog, have words with,
inflict upon, lecture, masthead, objurgate, penalize, pillory,
pummel, punish, rate, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reprove, scold,
scourge, set down, set straight, settle with, spank,
square accounts, straighten out, take down, take to task, thrash,
upbraid, visit upon, whip

chastise at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [VN]
1 ~ sb (for sth / for doing sth) (formal) to criticize sb for doing sth wrong:
He chastised the team for their lack of commitment.
2 (old-fashioned) to punish sb physically:
Parents are no longer allowed to chastise their children as they did in the past.
chastisement noun [U]

Chastise at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Chastise \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}.

chastise at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive
remarks" [syn: {castigate}, {objurgate}, {chasten}, {correct}]

chastise at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* chastize


Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » chastier, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » castigo


* Inter: IPA » /ˈtʃæstaɪz/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"tS{staIz/
  • Inter: rhymes » æstaɪz


    Inter: en-verb » chastises|chastising|chastised

  • To punish or scold someone.


    Inter: trans-top » to punish or scold
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|наказвам, Inter: t+ » bg|бия
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ojentaa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|châtier
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|castigar
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|skälla ut, Inter: t+ » sv|tukta

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * See also Category: Wikisaurus:reprehend -

    See also

    * punish
    • castigate

    Translation: et » chastise
    Translation: fr » chastise
    Translation: ko » chastise
    Translation: it » chastise
    Translation: kn » chastise
    Translation: mg » chastise
    Translation: ml » chastise
    Translation: my » chastise
    Translation: pl » chastise
    Translation: fi » chastise
    Translation: sv » chastise
    Translation: ta » chastise
    Translation: vi » chastise
    Translation: zh » chastise