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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. To correct by punishing; to punish; to inflict pain by stripes, or in other manner, for the purpose of punishing an offender and recalling him to his duty.
I will chastise you seven times for your sins. Leviticus 26.
2. To reduce to order or obedience; to restrain; to awe; to repress.
The gay social sense, By decency chastisd.
3. To correct; to purify by expunging faults; as, to chastise a poem.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (chastised; chastising) Etymology: Middle English chastisen, alteration of chasten Date: 14th century 1. to inflict punishment on (as by whipping) 2. to censure severely ; castigate 3. archaic chasten 2 Synonyms: see punish chastisement noun chastiser noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 rebuke or reprimand severely. 2 punish, esp. by beating. Derivatives: chastisement n. chastiser n. Etymology: ME, app. irreg. formed f. obs. verbs chaste, chasty: see CHASTEN

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. --Thomson. Syn: See Chasten.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(chastises, chastising, chastised) If you chastise someone, you speak to them angrily or punish them for something wrong that they have done. (FORMAL) Thomas Rane chastised Peters for his cruelty... The Securities Commission chastised the firm but imposed no fine... I just don't want you to chastise yourself. = reprimand VERB: V n, V n, V pron-refl

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Castigate, punish (with stripes), whip, flog, beat, lash, correct. 2. Punish (by whatever means), correct, chasten, discipline, humble, subdue, bring to duty, render obedient. 3. Repress, restrain, moderate, check, sober, reduce to order, bring under.

Moby Thesaurus

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

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