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Castigate   /kˈæstəgˌeɪt/   Listen
Castigate

verb
(past & past part. castigated; pres. part. castigating)
1.
Censure severely.  Synonyms: chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate.
2.
Inflict severe punishment on.






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"Castigate" Quotes from Famous Books



... jumped out of a window of his house and also vanished. But the carabinieri would not be denied. They suspected that the Albanians of the neighbouring village of Borgo Erizzo were abetting the Slavs. It was necessary, therefore, to castigate them. The 2500 inhabitants of Borgo Erizzo, nearly all of them Albanians who speak their own language and Serbo-Croat, while 5 per cent. also speak Italian, used to be divided in their sympathies before the War—75 per cent. being ...
— The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2 • Henry Baerlein



Words linked to "Castigate" :   chide, rag, berate, have words, take to task, lambaste, scold, bawl out, remonstrate, rebuke, chew up, chasten, lecture, dress down, call on the carpet, flame, lambast, reprimand, castigation, penalize, chew out, jaw, penalise, objurgate, punish, call down, reproof, trounce



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