He chastised conservatives who had “lost heart” and “abandoned their principles” in the past, without specifying when or how.
He chastised Menendez and other Senate leaders for not committing DSCC resources to helping Meek.
He was chastised for saying that though he sometimes disagreed with them, the founders were “almost always right.”
c.1300, chastisen, from Old French chastiier "to warn, advise, instruct; chastise, admonish; punish; dominate, tame" (12c., Modern French châtier), from Latin castigare "to set or keep right, to reprove, chasten, to punish," literally "to make pure" (see castigate). Or perhaps from Middle English chastien (see chasten) + -ise, though this would be early for such a native formation. The form of the modern word "is not easily accounted for" [OED]. Related: Chastised; chastising.
He alone may chastise who loves. [Rabindranath Tagore, "The Crescent Moon," 1913]