Synonyms and Antonyms of CASTIGATE

to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings <castigated him for his constant tardiness>
Near Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise
to criticize harshly and usually publicly <a newspaper editorial castigating the city council for approving the project in the first place>
to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime <a judge who believes in castigating criminals to the full extent of the law>
Antonyms excuse, pardon, spare

April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
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