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
Reigning series champion Daniel Suarez chastised his fellow drivers for being too aggressive too early in the race.
Tesla was also chastised for its slow response to new guidance on the use of non-GAAP figures.
Cecilia Miggins chastises the Metro board during the hearing on proposals to end late-night rail service.
Next, pro-Trump intellectuals chastise political elites for disrespecting his exuberant, impassioned followers.
A police commander chastised two Shiite militiamen who were taking cellphone pictures of each other stomping on the corpse triumphantly.
This week, Jim Barksdale, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, chastised the Republican incumbent.
The growing strain of identity politics on the left is pushing working-class whites, chastised for various types of bigotry (and sometimes justifiably), all the more decisively toward Trump.
So strong was public sentiment, in fact, that several voters chastised your blogger for even asking the question.
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Origin and Etymology of chastise
Middle English chastisen, alteration of chasten —see chasten
First Known Use: 14th century
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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