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- To punish or scold someone
- To inflict punishment on (as by whipping)
- To censure severely
- To criticize severely
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Chas*tise" (chăs*tīz"), v.
t. [imp. & p. p. Chastised (-
tīzd"); 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.
I am glad to see the vanity or envy of the canting
chemists thus discovered and chastised.
2. To reduce to order or obedience; to
correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses.
The gay, social sense, by decency
Syn. -- See Chasten.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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