chastise

[chas-tahyz, chas-tahyz]
verb (used with object), chastised, chastising.
1.
to discipline, especially by corporal punishment.
2.
to criticize severely.
3.
Archaic. to restrain; chasten.
4.
Archaic. to refine; purify.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English chastisen, equivalent to chasti(en) to chasten + -s- < ? + -en infinitive suffix

chastisable, adjective
chastisement [chas-tiz-muhnt, chas-tahyz-] , noun
chastiser, noun
nonchastisement, noun
self-chastise, verb (used with object), self-chastised, self-chastising.
self-chastisement, noun
unchastisable, adjective
unchastised, adjective
unchastising, adjective


1. punish, castigate; whip, beat, flog, spank.
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chastise (tʃæsˈtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to discipline or punish, esp by beating
2.  to scold severely
 
[C14 chastisen, irregularly from chastien to chasten]
 
chas'tisable
 
adj
 
chastisement
 
n
 
chas'tiser
 
n

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Word Origin & History

chastise
British spelling of chastize (q.v.); for suffix, see -ize. Chastised is from c.1440; chastisement and chastising from c.1300.
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Example sentences
He was informed later that the students themselves chastised the chatters because they had caused the additional quiz.
Fly geneticists have been renowned-and chastised-for their fondness for quirky names.
Many letters chastised me for critiquing science in such a public venue.
Perhaps these posters have been chastised, by a self appointed moderator, for
  not searching on a topic before they posted.
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