1. [syn: chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct]
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.
How fine my master is! I am afraid
He will chastise me. --Shak.
I am glad to see the vanity or envy of the canting
chemists thus discovered and chastised. --Boyle.
2. To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to
free from faults or excesses.
The gay, social sense, by decency chastised.
3. To criticize (a person) strongly and directly in order to
Syn: castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, dress down.
Syn: See Chasten.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive
remarks" [syn: chastise, castigate, objurgate,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "chastise":
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, masthead, objurgate, penalize, pillory,
pummel, punish, rate, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reprove, scold,
scourge, set down, set straight, settle with, spank,
square accounts, straighten out, take down, take to task, thrash,
upbraid, visit upon, whip