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Verb: castigate  'kas-tu,geyt
  1. Censure severely
    "She castigated him for his insensitive remarks";
    - chastise, objurgate, chasten, correct
     
  2. Inflict severe punishment on

Derived forms: castigating, castigated, castigates

Type of: bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet [US], chew out [N. Amer], chew up [N. Amer], chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, penalise [Brit], penalize, punish, rag, ream [N. Amer], rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, sanction, scold, take to task, trounce

Encyclopedia: Castigate