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English definition of “chasten”

chasten

verb [T usually passive] uk   /ˈtʃeɪ.sən/ formal us  
to make someone understand that they have failed or done something wrong and make them want to improve: He was chastened by the defeat and determined to work harder.Chastising and rebuking
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