Synonyms of discipline


1. discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick, knowledge domain, knowledge base, domain

usage: a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"

2. discipline, system, system of rules

usage: a system of rules of conduct or method of practice; "he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine"; "for such a plan to work requires discipline";

3. discipline, trait

usage: the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops"

4. discipline, training, preparation, grooming

usage: training to improve strength or self-control

5. discipline, correction, punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation

usage: the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"


1. discipline, train, check, condition, develop, make grow

usage: develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"

2. discipline, correct, sort out, punish, penalize, penalise

usage: punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

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