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Synonyms of castigate

Verb


1. chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast

usage: censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

2. castigate, punish, penalize, penalise

usage: inflict severe punishment on

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