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Definition of chastise:

  1. To inflict pain upon, by means of stripes, or in any other manner, for the purpose of punishment or reformation; to punish, as with stripes.
  2. To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses.

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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.

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