Definición de castigate en inglés:

castigate

Saltos de línea: cas¦ti|gate
Pronunciación: /ˈkastɪɡeɪt
 
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verbo

[with object] formal
Reprimand (someone) severely: he was castigated for not setting a good example
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It was for his denial of the doctrine of karma and the efficacy of the religious effort that the Buddha castigated him so severely.
  • The most common response was to castigate the reporter for daring to criticize a sacred cow hereabouts, weblogs.
  • In recent weeks, the Manchester United captain has resembled a walking volcano, castigating his colleagues for their deficiencies as the club finished a troubled campaign trophy-less.
Sinónimos

Origen

early 17th century: from Latin castigare 'reprove', from castus 'pure, chaste'.

Derivativos

castigation

Pronunciación: /-ˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/
sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • From the small arsenal of instruments of punishment and torture on display, visitors will gain a graphic idea of crime and castigation.
  • You wouldn't believe the castigation I received, especially from members of the board, for even entertaining such an idea.
  • How come society winked indulgently at his ‘excesses’ while reserving stern castigation for the rest?

castigative

adjetivo

castigator

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The Tadcaster castigator concludes: ‘Thankful I am that my generation were able to learn the art of home baking without the need for a kitchen that was filled to the gunwales with culinary gadgets.’
  • His success at this owed a lot to the fact that he was able to play ‘judge, jury, prosecutor, castigator, and press agent, all in one.’
  • Words such as ‘diatribe’ and ‘hypocrisy’ have been hurled at me by my castigator on the Isle of Skye.

castigatory

adjetivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The system needs to change, but the castigatory way we deal with mentally ill people who commit crimes seems to be caught in amber.
  • The repetition and hyperbole involved in castigatory preaching approach suggest, paradoxically, its limited effect.
  • Although one could perceive her actions as upright, correct, and admirable, it is obvious to the viewer that she is overly castigatory and despondent.

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