Chastise

Chas*tise"

(chs*tz"; chs"tz), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chastised (chs*tzd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Chastising.] [OE. chastisen; chastien + ending -isen + modern -ise, -ize, L. -izare, Gr. -i`zein. See Chasten.] 1. 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.
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How fine my master is! I am afraid
He will chastise me.
Shak.
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I am glad to see the vanity or envy of the canting chemists thus discovered and chastised.
Boyle.
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2. To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses.
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The gay, social sense, by decency chastised.
Thomson.

3. To criticize (a person) strongly and directly in order to correct behavior.
Syn. -- castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, dress down.
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Syn. -- See Chasten.
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