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castigates

verb
present tense third-person singular of castigate

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2 to criticize harshly and usually publicly
  • a newspaper editorial castigating the city council for approving the project in the first place

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3 to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime
  • a judge who believes in castigating criminals to the full extent of the law

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“Castigates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/castigates. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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