Definition of castigate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

castigate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈkæstəˌɡeɪt//
 
castigate somebody/something/yourself (for something)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they castigate
 
he / she / it castigates
 
past simple castigated
 
-ing form castigating
 
 
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to criticize someone or something severely He castigated himself for being so stupid.
castigation
 
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NAmE//ˌkæstəˈɡeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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