chas·tise / chasˈtīz/ • v. [tr.] rebuke or reprimand severely: he chastised his colleagues for their laziness. ∎ dated punish, esp. by beating.DERIVATIVES: chas·tise·ment / chasˈtīzmənt; ˈchastəz-/ n.chas·tis·er / ˈchasˌtīzər/ n.
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