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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.
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.
Thomson.

Syn. -- See Chasten.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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