Definition of chastise:
overcome, rebuke, reprove, compensate, pound, vanquish, bruise, conquer, praise, correct, scold, strike, even off, study at punish, subdue, moderate, thrash, chew out, right, beat, bawl out, smite, redress, reprimand, rap, adjust, decry, scourge, worst, castigate, sort out, defeat, whip, pommel, belabor, slump, decline, objurgate, batter, attack, bastinado, surpass, dress down, temper, spank, even up, flog, cudgel, tax, switch, call down, reward, make up, even out, reprobate, rectify, counterbalance, chasten, tame, set, excoriate.
- disapprove (part of speech: verb)
- punish (part of speech: verb)
- penalize (part of speech: verb)
- "Roughing it in the Bush", Susanna Moodie.
Morcar and Edwin, two brothers, who possessed great power in those parts, and who were grandsons of the great Duke Leofric, concurred in the insurrection; and the former, being elected duke, advanced with an army to oppose Harold, who was commissioned by the king to reduce and chastise the Northumbrians.- "The History of England, Volume I", David Hume.
- "The Home and the World", Rabindranath Tagore.