chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct(verb)
"She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
right, chasten, tame, counterbalance, temper, redress, even out, objurgate, moderate, discipline, excoriate, reprobate, adjust, decry, correct, rectify, even up, condemn, chastise, compensate, sort out, even off, make up, decline, castigate, slump, set, subdue
chasten, moderate, temper(verb)
lead, temper, mince, hold in, tame, anneal, control, objurgate, moderate, hold, castigate, correct, curb, harden, soften, tone down, mollify, chastise, check, chasten, normalize, chair, season, subdue, contain
tame, chasten, subdue(verb)
correct by punishment or discipline
chasten, get over, domesticate, naturalise, master, inhibit, conquer, moderate, quash, cultivate, surmount, objurgate, castigate, domesticise, reclaim, suppress, temper, tone down, crucify, subjugate, correct, reduce, subdue, curb, stamp down, domesticize, subordinate, tame, mortify, chastise, overcome, naturalize, keep down, repress
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Castigate and chastise refer strictly to corporal punishment, tho both are somewhat archaic; correct and punish are often used as euphemisms in preference to either. Punish is distinctly retributive in sense; chastise, partly retributive, and partly corrective; chasten, wholly corrective. Chasten is used exclusively in the spiritual sense, and chiefly of the visitation of God.
"We are chastened of the Lord," 1 Cor. xi, 32; "they ... chastened us after their own pleasure, but He for our profit," Heb. xii, 10; "chasten in thy hot displeasure," Ps. iv, 7; chasten with pain; by trials and sorrows.
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