castigate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ˈkæstɪɡeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theycastigate
he/she/itcastigates
present participlecastigating
past tensecastigated
past participlecastigated
  1. to criticize someone or something severely

    He was castigated as a racist by his opponents.

derived word

castigation

 

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/ˌkæstɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]