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Verb: chastise  cha'stIz
  1. Censure severely
    "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks";
    - castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct

Derived forms: chastised, chastises, chastising

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, rag, ream [N. Amer], rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce

Encyclopedia: Chastise