Definition of Castigate

1. Verb. Censure severely. "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"




2. Verb. Inflict severe punishment on.
Generic synonyms: Penalise, Penalize, Punish
Derivative terms: Castigation

Definition of Castigate

1. v. t. To punish by stripes; to chastise by blows; to chasten; also, to chastise verbally; to reprove; to criticise severely.

Definition of Castigate

1. Verb. To punish severely; to criticize severely; to reprimand severely. ¹

2. Verb. To revise or make corrections to a publication. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Castigate

1. [v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Castigate

castellation
castellations
casteller
castellology
castells
castellum
casten
caster
caster sugar
casters
castes
castest
casteth
castewise
castful
castigate (current term)
castigated
castigates
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castigations
castigator
castigatories
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castillated
casting
casting-couch
casting agent
casting away

Literary usage of Castigate

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Lat. castigare, to castigate, make pure. — Lat. castas, chaste. See Chaste. ... Doublet, castigate, qv ; and see ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"Lam, va To beat, thrash, castigate. Leic., Shrop. (lammel). ... Lamp, va To castigate. Up.-on-Sev., and elsewhere. Lamping, sb. A thrashing. ..."

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