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CHASTEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chasten mean? 

CHASTEN (verb)
  The verb CHASTEN has 3 senses:

1. censure severely
2. restrain or temper
3. correct by punishment or discipline

  Familiarity information: CHASTEN used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHASTEN (verb)


Sense 1chasten [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Censure severely

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

castigate; chasten; chastise; objurgate; correct

Context example:

She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

Hypernyms (to "chasten" is one way to...):

bawl out; berate; call down; call on the carpet; chew out; chew up; chide; dress down; have words; jaw; lambast; lambaste; lecture; rag; rebuke; remonstrate; reprimand; reproof; scold; take to task; trounce (censure severely or angrily)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "chasten"):

flame (criticize harshly, on the e-mail)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2chasten [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Restrain or temper

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

chasten; temper; moderate

Hypernyms (to "chasten" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3chasten [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Correct by punishment or discipline

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

tame; chasten; subdue

Hypernyms (to "chasten" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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