Definition of CHASTISE

to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings <a cold, distant father who rarely paid attention to his children except to chastise them>
Near Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise
to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime <the division of opinion regarding the appropriate way to chastise juvenile perpetrators of adult crimes>
Antonyms excuse, pardon, spare

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