Definition of chastise in English:


Line breaks: chas|tise
Pronunciation: /tʃaˈstʌɪz


[with object]



Pronunciation: /ˈtʃastɪzm(ə)nt, -ˈtʌɪzm(ə)nt/
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  • However, sadly, there are too many people for whom physical chastisement or emotional abuse is the normal pattern of behaviour, irrespective of whether they are natural born parents or a de facto partner of a parent.
  • So the people putting together the maps and the statistics deserve support, not blame or chastisement.
  • One woman demonstrably took his side when it was obvious that our glances and verbalizations were chastisements.


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  • There will be no money to pay the monitors, record-keepers, chastisers - there will be no one to answer to, except on paper.
  • Dr. Ernst Fehr of the University of Zurich and colleagues recently presented findings on the importance of punishment in maintaining cooperative behavior among humans and the willingness of people to punish those who commit crimes or violate norms, even when the chastisers take risks and gain nothing themselves while serving as ad hoc police.
  • Specific verses are cited to illustrate the various roles of angels, including but not limited to: protectors, warriors, chastisers, encouragers, predictors of the future and instructors, always fulfilling the word of God.


Middle English: apparently formed irregularly from the obsolete verb chaste (see chasten).

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