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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chastise mean? 

  The verb CHASTISE has 1 sense:

1. censure severely

  Familiarity information: CHASTISE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1chastise [BACK TO TOP]


Censure severely

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


castigate; chasten; chastise; objurgate; correct

Context example:

She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

Hypernyms (to "chastise" 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 "chastise"):

flame (criticize harshly, on the e-mail)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

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