Synonyms of discipline in English:


See definition of discipline


1‘discipline in the camp was strict’


control, regulation, direction, order, authority, rule, strictness, a firm hand

routine, regimen

training, teaching, instruction, drill, drilling, exercise

use of punishment

2‘it may take courage and discipline to do this, but it is worth the effort’


self-control, self-discipline, self-government, control, controlled behaviour, self-restraint

good behaviour, orderliness, obedience

3‘sociology is a fairly new discipline’


field, field of study, branch of knowledge, course of study, subject, area

specialist subject, speciality, specialty


1‘these families have different ways of disciplining their children’


train, drill, teach, school, coach, educate, regiment, indoctrinate

lay down the law to someone, bring into line

2‘she had learned to discipline her emotions’


control, bring under control, keep under control, restrain, regulate, govern, keep in check, check, curb, keep a tight rein on, rein in, bridle, tame


give free rein to

3‘a member of staff was to be disciplined by the management’


punish, penalize, take disciplinary action against, bring to book

reprimand, rebuke, reprove, chastise, castigate, upbraid, remonstrate with

informal dress down, give someone a dressing-down, rap over the knuckles, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, put on the mat

British informal carpet, put on the carpet

archaic chasten