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

oe. chastisen; chastien + ending -isen + modern -ise, -ize, l. -izare, gr. -i`zein. see chasten

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.
  • No antonyms for chastise

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