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Definition 1: censure severely - [verb of communication]

Samples where castigate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

Synonyms for castigate in the sense of this definition

(castigate is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of castigate ) criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium

"the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed"

(castigate is a kind of ...) 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"

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