chasten


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chas·ten

 (chā′sən)
tr.v. chas·tened, chas·ten·ing, chas·tens
1. To correct by punishment or reproof; take to task.
2. To restrain; subdue: chasten a proud spirit.
3. To rid of excess; refine or purify: chasten a careless writing style.

[Alteration of obsolete chaste, from Middle English chasten, chastien, from Old French chastiier, from Latin castigāre; see castigate.]

chas′ten·er n.

chasten

(ˈtʃeɪsən)
vb (tr)
1. to bring to a state of submission; subdue; tame
2. to discipline or correct by punishment
3. to moderate; restrain; temper
[C16: from Old French chastier, from Latin castigāre; see castigate]
ˈchastener n
ˈchasteningly adv

chas•ten

(ˈtʃeɪ sən)

v.t.
1. to inflict suffering or punishment upon to humble or improve.
2. to restrain; subdue.
3. to rid of excess; refine.
[1520–30; obsolete E chaste (v.) (Middle English chastien < Old French chastier < Latin castigāre]
chas′ten•er, n.
chas′ten•ing•ly, adv.

chasten


Past participle: chastened
Gerund: chastening

Imperative
chasten
chasten
Present
I chasten
you chasten
he/she/it chastens
we chasten
you chasten
they chasten
Preterite
I chastened
you chastened
he/she/it chastened
we chastened
you chastened
they chastened
Present Continuous
I am chastening
you are chastening
he/she/it is chastening
we are chastening
you are chastening
they are chastening
Present Perfect
I have chastened
you have chastened
he/she/it has chastened
we have chastened
you have chastened
they have chastened
Past Continuous
I was chastening
you were chastening
he/she/it was chastening
we were chastening
you were chastening
they were chastening
Past Perfect
I had chastened
you had chastened
he/she/it had chastened
we had chastened
you had chastened
they had chastened
Future
I will chasten
you will chasten
he/she/it will chasten
we will chasten
you will chasten
they will chasten
Future Perfect
I will have chastened
you will have chastened
he/she/it will have chastened
we will have chastened
you will have chastened
they will have chastened
Future Continuous
I will be chastening
you will be chastening
he/she/it will be chastening
we will be chastening
you will be chastening
they will be chastening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chastening
you have been chastening
he/she/it has been chastening
we have been chastening
you have been chastening
they have been chastening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chastening
you will have been chastening
he/she/it will have been chastening
we will have been chastening
you will have been chastening
they will have been chastening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chastening
you had been chastening
he/she/it had been chastening
we had been chastening
you had been chastening
they had been chastening
Conditional
I would chasten
you would chasten
he/she/it would chasten
we would chasten
you would chasten
they would chasten
Past Conditional
I would have chastened
you would have chastened
he/she/it would have chastened
we would have chastened
you would have chastened
they would have chastened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.chasten - 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.chasten - restrain
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
3.chasten - correct by punishment or discipline
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

chasten

verb subdue, discipline, cow, curb, humble, soften, humiliate, tame, afflict, repress, put in your place He has clearly not been chastened by his punishment.

chasten

verb
To castigate for the purpose of improving:
Translations
يُعاقِب
trestat
tugte
aga, hirta
baustižeminti
pārmācītsodīt
cezayla yola getirmek

chasten

[ˈtʃeɪsn] VTcastigar, escarmentar

chasten

vtnachdenklich stimmen, zur Einsicht bringen; pride, stubborn naturezügeln; chastened by …durch … zur Einsicht gelangt

chasten

(ˈtʃeisn) verb
to humble by punishment, suffering etc.
References in classic literature ?
The rod had been used to chasten, and he had bit the chastening fingers.
The consideration of this subject is full of consolation, my hearers, and does not fail to bring with it lessons of humility and of profit, that, duly improved, would both chasten the heart and strengthen the feeble-minded man in his course.
Oh--nothing, nothing; except chasten yourself with the thought of 'how are the mighty fallen.
Upbraid me not, ye beautiful dancers, when I chasten the little God somewhat