castigate

  • 1 castigate — (v.) c.1600, from L. castigatus, pp. of castigare to correct; to purify; chastise, punish, from castus pure (see CASTE (Cf. caste)) + agere to do. Sense of make someone pure by correcting or reproving him. If thou didst put this soure cold habit… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 2 Castigate — Cas ti*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Castigated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Castigating}.] [L. castigatus, p. p. of castigare to correct, punish; castus pure, chaste + agere to move, drive. See {Caste}, and cf. {Chasten}.] 1. To punish by stripes; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 castigate — I verb admonish, be severe, berate, call to account, castigare, caution, censure bitterly, chasten, chastise, chide, criticize severely, deal retributive justice, discipline, excoriate, execrate, expostulate, objurgate, rebuke, remonstrate,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 castigate — vb chastise, *punish, chasten, discipline, correct Analogous words: *beat, baste, thrash, pummel, belabor: berate, tongue lash, rate, upbraid, wig, rail (see SCOLD): *penalize, fine, amerce, mulct …

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  • 5 castigate — [v] criticize severely baste, bawl out*, beat, berate, blister, cane, censure, chasten, chastise, chew out*, come down on*, correct, criticize, discipline, drag over the coals*, dress down*, drub, excoriate, flay, flog, jump down one’s throat*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 castigate — ► VERB ▪ reprimand severely. DERIVATIVES castigation noun castigator noun. ORIGIN Latin castigare reprove , from castus pure, chaste …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 castigate — [kas′ti gāt΄] vt. castigated, castigating [< L castigatus, pp. of castigare, to purify, chastise < castus, pure (see CASTE) + agere: see ACT1] to punish or rebuke severely, esp. by harsh public criticism SYN. PUNISH castigation n.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 castigate — [[t]kæ̱stɪgeɪt[/t]] castigates, castigating, castigated VERB If you castigate someone or something, you speak to them angrily or criticize them severely. [FORMAL] [V n] Marx never lost an opportunity to castigate colonialism... [V n for n/ ing]… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 castigate — UK [ˈkæstɪɡeɪt] / US [ˈkæstɪˌɡeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms castigate : present tense I/you/we/they castigate he/she/it castigates present participle castigating past tense castigated past participle castigated formal to criticize someone or… …

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  • 10 castigate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. criticize; correct, punish. See disapprobation, punishment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. chastise, reprimand, rebuke; see censure , punish . See Synonym Study at punish . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 castigate — transitive verb ( gated; gating) Etymology: Latin castigatus, past participle of castigare more at chasten Date: 1606 to subject to severe punishment, reproof, or criticism Synonyms: see punish • castigation noun …

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  • 12 castigate — castigation, n. castigative, castigatory /kas ti geuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. castigator, n. /kas ti gayt /, v.t., castigated, castigating. 1. to criticize or reprimand severely. 2. to punish in order to correct. [1600 10; < L castigatus lit.,… …

    Universalium

  • 13 castigate — verb /ˈkæs.tɪ.ɡeɪt,ˈkæs.tə.ɡeɪt/ a) To punish severely; to criticize severely; to reprimand severely. b) To revise or make corrections to a publication. Syn: chastise, punish …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 Castigate — Исправлять (литературное произведение) …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 15 castigate — Synonyms and related words: assail, attack, baste, beat, belabor, berate, blister, bring to account, bring to book, call to account, carpet, chasten, chastise, chew out, correct, criticize, deal with, discipline, dress down, drub, excoriate, flay …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 castigate — cast|i|gate [ˈkæstıgeıt] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of castigare, from castus ( CHASTE) + igere (from agere to drive )] formal to criticize or punish someone severely >castigation [ˌkæstıˈgeıʃən] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 castigate — cas|ti|gate [ kæstı,geıt ] verb transitive FORMAL to criticize someone or something severely: He was castigated as a racist by his opponents. ╾ cas|ti|ga|tion [ ,kæstı geıʃn ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 castigate — cas·ti·gate || kæstɪgeɪt v. punish, scold, chastise, reprimand …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 castigate — [ kastɪgeɪt] verb reprimand severely. Derivatives castigation noun castigator noun castigatory adjective Origin C17 (earlier (ME) as castigation): from L. castigare reprove , from castus pure, chaste …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 castigate — v. a. 1. Chastise, whip, beat, punish with stripes or the lash, lash, flog. 2. Discipline, correct, punish, chasten. 3. Upbraid, flagellate, fall foul of, dress down, take to task, haul over the coals, censure bitterly, criticise severely, trim… …

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