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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To punish or criticize harshly.

Usage examples (34)
  • The parents will castigate their children if they stay out too late again.
  • In your latest, you again castigate Reichert and give a little praise to Darcy, but very little substance.
  • We had a FEMA official castigate us for leaving too soon but I knew.
  • Because he refuses to act in a pavlovian manner, they castigate him. for more
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