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English definition of “chastise”

chastise

verb [T] uk   /tʃæsˈtaɪz/ formal us  
to criticize someone severely: Charity organizations have chastised the government for not doing enough to prevent the latest famine in Africa.Chastising and rebuking
chastisement
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
(Definition of chastise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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