Synonyms of chastise in English:


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1‘the staff were chastised for arriving late’


scold, upbraid, berate, reprimand, reprove, rebuke, admonish, chide, censure, castigate, lambaste, lecture, criticize, pull up, take to task, haul over the coals, bring to book

informal tell off, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, bawl out, blow up at, give someone an earful, give someone a caning, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking, come down on someone like a ton of bricks, have someone's guts for garters, slap someone's wrist, rap over the knuckles, give someone a piece of one's mind, throw the book at, read someone the Riot Act, let someone have it, give someone hell

British informal carpet, monster, tear someone off a strip, tick off, have a go at, give someone a mouthful, give someone what for, give someone some stick, give someone a wigging

North American informal chew out, ream out

British vulgar slang bollock, give someone a bollocking

dated trim, rate, give someone a rating

archaic chasten, recompense, visit

rare reprehend, objurgate



2‘her mistress chastised her with a whip’


punish, discipline

beat, thrash, flog, whip, horsewhip, strap, belt, cane, lash, birch, scourge, flay, flagellate

informal wallop, thump, clout, tan, tan someone's hide, beat the living daylights out of someone, give someone a good hiding