• WordNet 3.6
    • v chastise censure severely "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chastise To criticize (a person) strongly and directly in order to correct behavior.
    • Chastise 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."
      "I am glad to see the vanity or envy of the canting chemists thus discovered and chastised ."
    • Chastise To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses. "The gay, social sense, by decency chastised ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chastise To inflict pain upon by stripes, blows, or otherwise, for the purpose of punishing and recalling to duty; punish for the purpose of amending; correct or reclaim by punishment.
    • chastise To discipline; instruct; correct the errors or faults of.
    • chastise To reduce to submission; tame.
    • chastise To restrain or refine by discipline; free from faults or excesses.
    • chastise Synonyms Punish, Chasten, Chastise. To punish is primarily and chiefly to inflict pain upon, as a retribution for misdeeds, the notion of improving the offender being absent or quite subordinate. Chasten, on the other hand, implies that the reformation of the offender is the aim of the punishment inflicted. The word is not now often used of human acts; it is a biblical word for the providential discipline of man: as, “Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth” (Heb. xii. 6); and such expressions as “the chastening influence of sorrow” are in use. Chastise is a dignified word for corporal punishment, combining in nearly equal degrees the notions of desert and correction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Chastise chas-tīz′ to inflict punishment upon for the purpose of correction: to reduce to order or to obedience
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  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Who loves well, chastises well.”
  • Ernest Dimnet
    Ernest Dimnet
    “Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. chastisen,; chastien, + ending -isen, + modern -ise, -ize, L. -izare, Gr. -i`zein. See Chasten


In literature:

I think their officers should chastise them for it.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Your insulting conduct deserves chastisement, sir, and it shall have it.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327" by Various
Blessed news, that chastisement is not punishment, but the education of a Father.
"All Saints' Day and Other Sermons" by Charles Kingsley
He will chastise them by sore judgments.
"The Gospel of the Pentateuch" by Charles Kingsley
The Lord has seen fit to chastise us, an' I'm willin', I tole Jaspar so, ter begin agen.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
If he run into excess we shall know how to chastise him.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol. I" by Various
He comforts all good people under chastisement.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume II" by John Lord
A father could chastise his children by stripes, by imprisonment, by exile, by sending them to the country with chains on their feet.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
The chastisement of Almighty Power seems to have been sent on the old races and the new alike.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
The second was, that all chastisement of the slaves was cruelty.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson

In poetry:

Let not my children slight the stroke
I for chastisement send;
Nor faint beneath my kind rebuke,
For still I am their friend.
"Love-Tokens" by John Newton
Friendship is in his chastisements,
And favour in his frowns;
Thence judge not that in heavy plaints,
Thy Husband thee disowns.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
To please themselves they oft chastise,
And put their sons to pain;
But you are precious in my eyes,
And shall not smart in vain.
"Love-Tokens" by John Newton
FLORUS. Being here, I infer that it must be
(Though no guilt can I discern)
Thy chastising hand to feel.
See. Submissive here I kneel.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Thy praise, more constant than before,
Shall fill his daily breath;
Thy hand, that hath chastised him sore,
Defends him still from death.
"Psalm 118 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Father, I bless thy gentle hand;
How kind was thy chastising rod,
That forced my conscience to a stand,
And brought my wand'ring soul to God!
"Psalm 119. last part" by Isaac Watts

In news:

One day in the near future, you'll be able to throw on your pajamas, head to Meijer or Walmart, and be nagged, nitpicked, and chastised by your talking grocery cart.
The Berkeley City Council chastised the Police Department this week for submitting a federal grant to acquire a $169,000 armored vehicle it will share with UC Berkeley and Albany police to defend officers in shootouts and rescue operations.
Chief chastises media for requesting video.
The guy works with spreadsheets , so why is he being chastised about using one for his personal life.
Theater Brings Back Chastised Storyteller.
One of her most important messages came at Akita, Japan, that told of the horrors of the chastisement, if people don't repent.
Commissioners chastise Bonner for ' unilateral decisions'.
I still love it, yet I am chastised by some of my friends for being boring.
Those wanting to look for the negative can chastise the Bears for failing to be original.
Mayor Bloomberg Defends Top Cop Ray Kelly For Chastising Pols On Fighting NYC Gun Violence.
An Oklahoma woman whose charge of disturbing the peace for chastising leaders in Beaver was later dropped said Monday that she won't stop monitoring the council's activities.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose charge of disturbing the peace for chastising leaders in Beaver was later dropped said Monday that she won't stop monitoring the council's activities.
Daybreak Daily's Friday afternoon glance at the pop-culture world includes a look at an iconic pop-culture movie, a self-chastising Charlie Sheen, and much more.
I write concerning Celia Louderback's Dec 2 letter, "Justice denied in US tax system" while chastising first-term representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, as if Herrera Beutler were at fault for today's tax code.
NTSB chastises PG&E over San Bruno blast probe.

In science:

In its stead, there is a mild hint at 125 GeV, where, though chastised by the (forced-by-LHC) retreat to above TeV scale, the supersymmetry camp draws the momentary warmth.
Some Unfinished Thoughts on Strong Yukawa Couplings