Definition of castigate:
overcome, rap, reprove, compensate, pound, vanquish, bruise, conquer, dress down, correct, scold, strike, even off, rebuke, subdue, moderate, thrash, call down, right, beat, attack, smite, redress, rebuke, praise, adjust, decry, scourge, worst, chasten, sort out, defeat, whip, pommel, belabor, slump, decline, objurgate, batter, reward, bastinado, surpass, chew out, temper, spank, even up, flog, cudgel, tax, switch, bawl out, study at punish, make up, even out, reprobate, rectify, counterbalance, chastise, tame, set, excoriate.
- criticize (part of speech: verb)
- punish (part of speech: verb)
- disapprove (part of speech: verb)
- "The Law-Breakers", Ridgwell Cullum.
- "Thelma", Marie Corelli.
Horace possessed the ability, and did not lack the meanness, to castigate these women in his poetry after the most shameful manner; and that not for their moral delinquencies, but because of the suspension of their preferences for himself.- "Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10)", Alfred Brittain.