- 1chastise somebody (for something/for doing something) (formal) to criticize somebody for doing something wrong He chastised the team for their lack of commitment.
- 2chastise somebody (old-fashioned) to punish somebody physically synonym beat Parents are no longer allowed to chastise their children as they did in the past. Word Origin Middle English: apparently formed irregularly from the obsolete verb chaste, from Old French chastier, from Latin castigare
BrE BrE//tʃæˈstaɪz//; NAmE NAmE//tʃæˈstaɪz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chastise
BrE BrE//tʃæˈstaɪz//; NAmE NAmE//tʃæˈstaɪz//he / she / it chastises
BrE BrE//tʃæˈstaɪzɪz//; NAmE NAmE//tʃæˈstaɪzɪz//past simple chastised
BrE BrE//tʃæˈstaɪzd//; NAmE NAmE//tʃæˈstaɪzd//past participle chastised
BrE BrE//tʃæˈstaɪzd//; NAmE NAmE//tʃæˈstaɪzd//-ing form chastising
BrE BrE//tʃæˈstaɪzɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//tʃæˈstaɪzɪŋ//