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Definition 1: change by restraining or moderating - [verb of change]

Synonyms for chasten in the sense of this definition

(chasten is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: correct by punishment or discipline - [verb of change]

Synonyms for chasten in the sense of this definition

(chasten is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 3: censure severely - [verb of communication]

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

  • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

Synonyms for chasten in the sense of this definition

(chasten 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 chasten ) criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium

"the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed"

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