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
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.
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.
Even relatives who’d known us since birth struggled to distinguish who was whom and chastised us both when one of us cut her hair and ruined their shorthand for telling us apart.
Executives publicly chastised Trump’s February executive order calling for a travel ban on those from Muslim-majority countries.
And Mr. Trump has been roundly chastised for his recent decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, a multinational plan to limit global warming through curbs on emissions that Mr. Cohn and many prominent corporate executives supported.
The letter was inspired by an incident at a recent meeting in which board president Sara Goodburn chastised parent Jeff Passan for mentioning a school board member by name.
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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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