- 1discipline somebody (for something) to punish someone for something they have done The officers were disciplined for using racist language.
- 2discipline somebody to train someone, especially a child, to obey particular rules and control the way they behave a guide to the best ways of disciplining your child
- 3to control the way you behave and make yourself do things that you believe you should do discipline yourself Dieting is a matter of disciplining yourself. discipline yourself to do something He disciplined himself to exercise at least three times a week.
- adjective a disciplined army/team a disciplined approach to work
NAmE//ˈdɪsəplən//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they discipline
he / she / it disciplines
past simple disciplined
-ing form disciplining
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