Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: chasten  chey-sun
  1. Censure severely
    "She chastened him for his insensitive remarks";
    - chastise, castigate, objurgate, correct
     
  2. Restrain
    - moderate, temper
     
  3. Correct by punishment or discipline
    - tame, subdue

Derived forms: chastens, chastening, chastened

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