chastise Definition

  • 1to criticize or punish someone severely
  • 2to discipline or restrain

Using chastise: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "chastise" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The coach chastised the players for their poor performance.

  • Example

    She was chastised by her boss for being late to work.

  • Example

    He was chastised for his rude behavior at the party.

  • Example

    The teacher chastised the student for cheating on the test.

chastise Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for chastise

Antonyms for chastise

Phrases with chastise

  • to criticize or punish oneself severely


    After failing the exam, he chastised himself for not studying harder.

  • chastise with (something)

    to use something to punish or discipline someone


    The mother chastised her child with a stern look.

  • chastise into (doing something)

    to discipline or train someone to do something


    The coach chastised the team into playing better defense.

Origins of chastise

from Old French 'chastiier', from Latin 'castigare', meaning 'to correct'


Summary: chastise in Brief

'Chastise' [ˈtʃæstaɪz] means to criticize or punish someone severely, often for disciplinary purposes. It can also refer to self-criticism or using something to discipline someone, as in 'The mother chastised her child with a stern look.' Synonyms include 'rebuke,' 'reprimand,' and 'admonish,' while antonyms include 'praise,' 'commend,' and 'applaud.'