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 punishchastisement nounchastiser noun

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  • Chastise — Chas*tise (ch[a^]s*t[imac]z ; ch[a^]s t[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chastised} (ch[a^]s*t[imac]zd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chastising}.] [OE. chastisen; chastien + ending isen + modern ise, ize, L. izare, Gr. i zein. See {Chasten}.] 1. To inflict… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chastise — (v.) c.1300, chastisen, from O.Fr. chastiier (12c.) to warn, advise, instruct; chastize, admonish; punish; dominate, tame (Mod.Fr. chátier), from L. castigare to set or keep right, to reprove, chasten, to punish, lit. to make pure (see CASTIGATE… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chastise — index blame, castigate, censure, complain (criticize), denounce (condemn), disapprove (condemn) …   Law dictionary

  • chastise — *punish, discipline, correct, castigate, chasten Analogous words: *beat, thrash, pummel, baste, belabor …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • chastise — is spelt ise, not ize …   Modern English usage

  • chastise — [v] scold, discipline baste, beat, berate, castigate, censure, chasten, chew out*, climb all over*, correct, ferule*, flog*, lash*, lay into*, lean on*, pummel, punish, ream, scourge, skelp, slap down*, spank, thrash, upbraid, whip; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • chastise — ► VERB ▪ reprimand severely. DERIVATIVES chastisement noun chastiser noun …   English terms dictionary

  • chastise — [chas tīz′, chas′tīz΄] vt. chastised, chastising [ME chastisen < extended stem of OFr chastier: see CHASTEN] 1. to punish, esp. by beating 2. to scold or condemn sharply 3. Archaic to chasten SYN. PUNISH chastisement [chas′tiz mənt; chas… …   English World dictionary

  • chastise — [[t]tʃæsta͟ɪz[/t]] chastises, chastising, chastised VERB If you chastise someone, you speak to them angrily or punish them for something wrong that they have done. [FORMAL] [V n] Thomas Rane chastised Peters for his cruelty... [V n] The… …   English dictionary

  • chastise — UK [tʃæˈstaɪz] / US verb [transitive] Word forms chastise : present tense I/you/we/they chastise he/she/it chastises present participle chastising past tense chastised past participle chastised 1) mainly journalism to criticize someone 2) old… …   English dictionary

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