Definition and Meanings for chastise
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Part of Speech of chastise
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of chastise
Meaning of chastise
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- 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.
- to reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses.
- to criticize (a person) strongly and directly in order to correct behavior.