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Synonyms for chastise
tʃæsˈtaɪz, ˈtʃæs taɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct(verb)

    censure severely

    "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

    Synonyms:
    right, chasten, tame, counterbalance, temper, redress, even out, objurgate, moderate, discipline, excoriate, reprobate, adjust, decry, correct, rectify, even up, condemn, compensate, sort out, even off, make up, decline, castigate, slump, set, subdue

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. chastise

    Strike is the word for a single blow; to beat is to strike repeatedly, as a bird beats the air with its wings. Others of the above words describe the manner of beating, as bastinado, to beat on the soles of the feet; belabor, to inflict a comprehensive and exhaustive beating; cudgel, to beat with a stick; thrash, as wheat was beaten out with the old hand-flail; to pound (akin to Latin pondus, a weight) is to beat with a heavy, and pommel with a blunt, instrument. To batter and to bruise refer to the results of beating; that is battered which is broken or defaced by repeated blows on the surface (compare synonyms for SHATTER); that is bruised which has suffered even one severe contusion. The metaphorical sense of beat, however, so far preponderates that one may be very badly bruised and battered, and yet not be said to be beaten, unless he has got the worst of the beating. To beat a combatant is to disable or dishearten him for further fighting. Hence beat becomes the synonym for every word which implies getting the advantage of another. Compare CONQUER.

    Almost all antonyms in this class are passive, and can be formed indefinitely from the conquering words by the use of the auxiliary be; as, be beaten, be defeated, be conquered, etc.

    Synonyms:
    bastinado, batter, beat, belabor, bruise, castigate, conquer, cudgel, defeat, flog, overcome, pommel, pound, scourge, smite, spank, strike, surpass, switch, thrash, vanquish, whip, worst

    Antonyms:
    fail, fall, get the worst of, go down, go under, surrender

    Preposition:
    Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. chastise(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    chasten, correct, punish, castigate

  2. chastise(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    repress, restrain, moderate, check, sober down

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. chastise(v)

    Synonyms:
    castigate, chasten, punish, whip

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    punish

How to pronounce chastise?

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How to use chastise in a sentence?

  1. Proverb:

    God wanted to chastise mankind, so he sent lawyers.

  2. Doug Lamborn:

    A husband can physically and verbally chastise their wife in order to control their behavior. The Bible says so.


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