Definition of chastise
chastisementplay \(ˌ)chas-ˈtīz-mənt also ˈchas-təz-\ noun
chastiserplay \(ˌ)chas-ˈtī-zər\ noun
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Examples of chastise in a Sentence
The waiter was chastised for forgetting the customer's order.
The coach is always chastising the players for minor mistakes.
Recent Examples of chastise from the Web
Will Trump directly chastise him for Russia's interference in last year's elections?
Shaub also pushed for the administration to publicly reveal which aides were receiving ethics waivers and chastised House Republicans for not investing ethics inquiries further.
Even Barack Obama was chastised for collecting large sums of money for speaking fees.
Walter M. Shaub Jr. repeatedly challenged the Trump administration, publicly urging President Donald Trump to fully divest from his business empire and chastising a senior Trump adviser for violating ethics rules.
Martin Shkreli, the boisterous former hedge-fund manager and pharmaceutical-industry executive, was chastised Wednesday by a judge for speaking to the media during the early days of his securities-fraud trial.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins chastised President Donald Trump for derogatory tweets about an MSNBC host’s appearance Thursday, saying that the president should work to empower women instead.
A more extensive report from the law firm of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder chastised Uber’s leadership and recommended changes that Uber’s board adopted.
Indeed, Little Crow himself had chastised these young men for their indiscriminate murders, preferring to concentrate attacks against official institutions like Ft. Ridgely.
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Synonym Discussion of chastise
CHASTISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chastise for English Language Learners
: to criticize (someone) harshly for doing something wrong
CHASTISE Defined for Kids
Definition of chastise for Students
1 : to punish severely (as by whipping)
2 : to criticize harshly The boy was chastised for his behavior.
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