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Synonyms for discipline
ˈdɪs ə plɪn

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term discipline.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick(noun)

    a branch of knowledge

    "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"

    Synonyms:
    topic, sphere, field of study, case, champaign, written report, guinea pig, battlefield, theme, theater, subject area, survey, report, study, playing area, area, force field, subject, theater of operations, flying field, theatre of operations, field of honor, bailiwick, sketch, field of view, depicted object, theatre, battleground, subject field, airfield, playing field, national, field of force, athletic field, field of operation, landing field, field of operations, domain, correction, line of business, issue, arena, field, cogitation, field of battle, orbit, matter, work, content, plain

    Antonyms:
    undiscipline, indiscipline

  2. discipline(noun)

    a system of rules of conduct or method of practice

    "he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine"; "for such a plan to work requires discipline";

    Synonyms:
    subject area, subject field, correction, bailiwick, study, field, subject, field of study

    Antonyms:
    undiscipline, indiscipline

  3. discipline(noun)

    the trait of being well behaved

    "he insisted on discipline among the troops"

    Synonyms:
    subject area, subject field, correction, bailiwick, study, field, subject, field of study

    Antonyms:
    undiscipline, indiscipline

  4. discipline(noun)

    training to improve strength or self-control

    Synonyms:
    subject area, subject field, correction, bailiwick, study, field, subject, field of study

    Antonyms:
    indiscipline, undiscipline

  5. discipline, correction(verb)

    the act of punishing

    "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"

    Synonyms:
    subject area, chastening, subject field, correction, bailiwick, study, field, fudge factor, chastisement, subject, rectification, field of study

    Antonyms:
    indiscipline, undiscipline

  6. discipline, train, check, condition(verb)

    develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

    "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"

    Synonyms:
    tally, checker, rail, ensure, correct, qualify, coach, prepare, mark, watch, look into, civilise, crack, check up on, develop, go over, tick off, match, tick, fit, take, specify, stop, civilize, correspond, determine, see, groom, agree, assure, turn back, take aim, check into, train, break, trail, control, condition, check out, learn, hold back, aim, curb, direct, hold, arrest, see to it, chequer, gibe, mark off, stipulate, delay, school, hold in, check off, suss out, ascertain, find out, check over, cultivate, jibe, contain, sort out, retard, moderate, educate, insure, check

    Antonyms:
    undiscipline, indiscipline

  7. discipline, correct, sort out(verb)

    punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

    "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

    Synonyms:
    chasten, even off, classify, right, castigate, make up, compensate, shed light on, crystalise, even out, straighten out, decline, crystallise, sort, train, separate, correct, condition, assort, class, counterbalance, illuminate, clear, rectify, elucidate, even up, crystalize, adjust, crystallize, clear up, enlighten, chastise, redress, sort out, set, objurgate, slump, check

    Antonyms:
    indiscipline, undiscipline

Wiktionary

  1. discipline(noun)

    Synonyms:
    drill

  2. discipline(verb)

    Synonyms:
    sphere, field

  3. discipline(verb)

    To train someone by instruction and practice.

    Synonyms:
    drill

    Antonyms:
    spontaneity

  4. discipline(verb)

    To teach someone to obey authority.

    Synonyms:
    drill

  5. discipline(verb)

    To punish someone in order to (re)gain control.

    Synonyms:
    drill

  6. discipline(noun)

    To impose order on someone.

    Synonyms:
    drill

  7. discipline(noun)

    A punishment to train or maintain control

    Synonyms:
    sanction, penalty

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discipline

    Castigate and chastise refer strictly to corporal punishment, tho both are somewhat archaic; correct and punish are often used as euphemisms in preference to either. Punish is distinctly retributive in sense; chastise, partly retributive, and partly corrective; chasten, wholly corrective. Chasten is used exclusively in the spiritual sense, and chiefly of the visitation of God.

    Synonyms:
    afflict, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, humble, punish, purify, refine, soften, subdue, try

    Preposition:
    "We are chastened of the Lord," 1 Cor. xi, 32; "they ... chastened us after their own pleasure, but He for our profit," Heb. xii, 10; "chasten in thy hot displeasure," Ps. iv, 7; chasten with pain; by trials and sorrows.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discipline

    Synonyms:
    order, strictness, training, government, instruction, drilling, control, coercion, punishment, organization

    Antonyms:
    disorder, confusion, rebellion, mutiny, encouragement, reward, disorganization

Editors Contribution

  1. corrective actions

    to correct one's actions

    we disciplined our child for not obeying us.

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discipline(n.)

    Synonyms:
    instruction, training, drilling, drill, exercise, education, culture, schooling, breeding

  2. discipline(n.)

    Synonyms:
    subjection, control, regulation, government

  3. discipline(n.)

    Synonyms:
    punishment, chastisement, correction, castigation

  4. discipline(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    instruct, train, breed, educate, teach, drill, exercise, form, bring up

  5. discipline(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    regulate, control, govern, school, bring under subjection

  6. discipline(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    punish, chastise, correct, castigate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discipline(n)

    Synonyms:
    correction, chastisement, punishment, submission regulation, martinetism

    Antonyms:
    laxity, unrestraint, indulgence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "discipline":

    disciplinary, disciplines, rigour, disciplined, disciplining, self-discipline, indiscipline, stringency

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Discipline":

    Arnaud Clergue

How to pronounce discipline?

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Daniel
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British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say discipline in sign language?

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How to use discipline in a sentence?

  1. Manny Pacquiao:

    I can focus and discipline myself, the way I did in boxing to help the nation.

  2. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Self-discipline is hard, and the more projects you have on your plate, the more your willpower will have to stretch.

  3. Mark Esper:

    We have to have good order and discipline. It's the backbone of what we do.

  4. Benoit Coeure:

    Market discipline is useful but I wouldn't see it as progress to shift monetary sovereignty from governments to private multinationals.

  5. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Deficient discipline can impede every other asset one may possess, including education, intelligence, and experience.


Translations for discipline

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • نظام, تهذيب, فرع (من فروع المعرفة), الأنضباطArabic
  • тәртип, фәнBashkir
  • дисциплина, наказание, дисциплинирам, възпитавамBulgarian
  • disciplína, obor, kázeňCzech
  • disziplinieren, Disziplin, Strafe, BestrafungGerman
  • disĉiploEsperanto
  • ramo, disciplina, castigoSpanish
  • رشته, انPersian
  • piiskaus, kuritus, oppiaine, järjestyssäännöt, kuri, itsekuri, kurinpitoFinnish
  • discipline, branche, pénalitéFrench
  • disciplín, araíonacht, smachtIrish
  • משמעתHebrew
  • अनुHindi
  • գիտակարգArmenian
  • 規律Japanese
  • disciplinamLatin
  • akoranga, whakaraupapaMāori
  • discipline, tuchtiging, ([[zelf]])[[beheersing]], disciplineren, branche, tuchtstraf, tuchtigen, temmen, drillen, takDutch
  • disciplina, modalidadePortuguese
  • disciplinăRomanian
  • наказывать, тренировать, подвергать взысканию, упражнять, дисциплина, предмет, наказание, дисциплинировать, дисциплинированностьRussian
  • disciplinSwedish
  • bilim dalı, disiplin, cezaTurkish
  • kỷ luậtVietnamese
  • 學科Chinese

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