chastise - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/tʃæˈstaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theychastise
he/she/itchastises
present participlechastising
past tensechastised
past participlechastised
  1. 1
    mainly journalism to criticize someone
  2. 2
    old-fashioned to punish someone by hitting them

derived word

chastisement

noun [uncountable]