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chastise - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'chastise' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Chastise [ v. t.]
- 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.
- To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses.

Meaning of 'chastise' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . chastise [ v]
Meaning (1):
- censure severely
Example in sentence:
  • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks