verb (used with object), -tised, -tis·ing.
- to discipline, especially by corporal punishment.
- to criticize severely.
- Archaic . to restrain; chasten.
- Archaic . to refine; purify.
1. punish, castigate; whip, beat, flog, spank.
- In the end, the other brother and sister are morally chastised for their love.
- Nelson chastised faculty members who refuse to acknowledge that the nation’s higher-education system is broken.
- Taleb chastised finance for relying too heavily on the normal distribution, but that is only part of the problem.
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My Conclusion: As far as I gather Chastise is to physically punish. What I don’t understand is how a non-physical thing can be chastised, referring to the 3rd example sentence; “chastised finance”.