- 1chastise somebody (for something/for doing something) (formal) to criticize someone for doing something wrong He chastised the team for their lack of commitment.
- 2chastise somebody (old-fashioned) to punish someone physically synonym beat Parents are no longer allowed to chastise their children as they did in the past.
NAmE//tʃæˈstaɪz//, NAmE//ˈtʃæstaɪz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chastise
he / she / it chastises
past simple chastised
-ing form chastising
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