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

Derived forms: chastened, chastening, chastens

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