Chastise

  • 1Chastise — 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

  • 2chastise — (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

  • 3chastise — index blame, castigate, censure, complain (criticize), denounce (condemn), disapprove (condemn) …

    Law dictionary

  • 4chastise — *punish, discipline, correct, castigate, chasten Analogous words: *beat, thrash, pummel, baste, belabor …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5chastise — is spelt ise, not ize …

    Modern English usage

  • 6chastise — [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… …

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  • 7chastise — ► VERB ▪ reprimand severely. DERIVATIVES chastisement noun chastiser noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8chastise — [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

  • 9chastise — [[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

  • 10chastise — 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

  • 11chastise — 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12chastise — chastisable, adj. chastisement /chas tiz meuhnt, chas tuyz /, n. chastiser, n. /chas tuyz , chas tuyz/, v.t., chastised, chastising. 1. to discipline, esp. by corporal punishment. 2. to criticize severely. 3. Archaic. to restrain; chasten …

    Universalium

  • 13chastise — verb /ˈtʃæstaɪz/ To punish or scold someone …

    Wiktionary

  • 14chastise — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15chastise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. chasten, castigate, discipline. See punishment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. scold, discipline, spank; see punish . See Synonym Study at punish . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16chastise — chas|tise [tʃæˈstaız] 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 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17chastise — chas|tise [ tʃæ staız ] verb transitive 1. ) MAINLY JOURNALISM to criticize someone 2. ) OLD FASHIONED to punish someone by hitting them ╾ chas|tise|ment noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18chastise —  Not ize …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 19chastise — v. a. RG. 420 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 20chastise — chas·tise || tʃæ staɪz v. punish, discipline; criticize harshly …

    English contemporary dictionary