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cas·ti·gate

 (kăs′tĭ-gāt′)
tr.v. cas·ti·gat·ed, cas·ti·gat·ing, cas·ti·gates
To punish or rebuke severely. See Synonyms at punish.

[Latin castīgāre, castīgāt-, from castus, pure; see kes- in Indo-European roots.]

cas′ti·ga′tion n.
cas′ti·ga′tor n.

castigate

(ˈkæstɪˌɡeɪt)
vb
(tr) to rebuke or criticize in a severe manner; chastise
[C17: from Latin castīgāre to correct, punish, from castum pure + agere to compel (to be)]
ˌcastiˈgation n
ˈcastiˌgator n
ˌcastiˈgatory adj

cas•ti•gate

(ˈkæs tɪˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to criticize or reprimand severely.
2. to punish in order to correct.
[1600–10; < Latin castīgātus, past participle of castigāre to chasten, derivative of castus pure, chaste (for suffix, see fumigate)]
cas`ti•ga′tion, n.
cas′ti•ga`tor, n.

castigate


Past participle: castigated
Gerund: castigating

Imperative
castigate
castigate
Present
I castigate
you castigate
he/she/it castigates
we castigate
you castigate
they castigate
Preterite
I castigated
you castigated
he/she/it castigated
we castigated
you castigated
they castigated
Present Continuous
I am castigating
you are castigating
he/she/it is castigating
we are castigating
you are castigating
they are castigating
Present Perfect
I have castigated
you have castigated
he/she/it has castigated
we have castigated
you have castigated
they have castigated
Past Continuous
I was castigating
you were castigating
he/she/it was castigating
we were castigating
you were castigating
they were castigating
Past Perfect
I had castigated
you had castigated
he/she/it had castigated
we had castigated
you had castigated
they had castigated
Future
I will castigate
you will castigate
he/she/it will castigate
we will castigate
you will castigate
they will castigate
Future Perfect
I will have castigated
you will have castigated
he/she/it will have castigated
we will have castigated
you will have castigated
they will have castigated
Future Continuous
I will be castigating
you will be castigating
he/she/it will be castigating
we will be castigating
you will be castigating
they will be castigating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been castigating
you have been castigating
he/she/it has been castigating
we have been castigating
you have been castigating
they have been castigating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been castigating
you will have been castigating
he/she/it will have been castigating
we will have been castigating
you will have been castigating
they will have been castigating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been castigating
you had been castigating
he/she/it had been castigating
we had been castigating
you had been castigating
they had been castigating
Conditional
I would castigate
you would castigate
he/she/it would castigate
we would castigate
you would castigate
they would castigate
Past Conditional
I would have castigated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.castigate - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
flame - criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium; "the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed"
call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, bawl out, berate, rebuke, reproof, scold, take to task, call down, lambast, lambaste, lecture, reprimand, remonstrate, trounce, jaw, rag - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
2.castigate - inflict severe punishment on
penalise, penalize, punish - impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"

castigate

verb reprimand, blast, carpet (informal), flame (informal), put down, criticize, lash, slate (informal, chiefly Brit.), censure, rebuke, scold, berate, dress down (informal), chastise, chasten, tear into (informal), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), read the riot act, slap on the wrist, lambast(e), bawl out (informal), excoriate, rap over the knuckles, haul over the coals (informal), chew out (U.S. & Canad. informal), tear (someone) off a strip (Brit. informal), give a rocket (Brit. & N.Z. informal) She castigated him for having no intellectual interests.

castigate

verb
1. To subject (one) to a penalty for a wrong:
2. To criticize for a fault or an offense:
Informal: bawl out, lambaste.
Slang: chew out.
Idioms: bring to task, call on the carpet, haul over the coals, let someone have it.
Translations
castigo

castigate

[ˈkæstɪgeɪt] VT (frm) → reprobar, censurar

castigate

[ˈkæstɪgeɪt] vt (formal)fustiger

castigate

vt person (verbally) → geißeln; (old: physically) → züchtigen

castigate

[ˈkæstɪgeɪt] vt (frm) → castigare, punire
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