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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 pain upon, by means of stripes, or in any other manner, for the purpose of punishment or reformation; to punish, as with stripes. [1913 Webster] How fine my master is! I am afraid He will chastise me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I am glad to see the vanity or envy of the canting chemists thus discovered and chastised. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses. [1913 Webster] The gay, social sense, by decency chastised. --Thomson. 3. To criticize (a person) strongly and directly in order to correct behavior. Syn: castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, dress down. [PJC] Syn: See Chasten. [1913 Webster]