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"chasten" in British English

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chastenverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /ˈtʃeɪ.sən/ formal
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 ​workharder.
(Definition of chasten from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chastenverb [T]

 us   /ˈtʃeɪ·sən/
to make someone ​aware of ​failure or of having done something ​wrong: The Celtics, after giving up a ​lead in the fourth ​quarter and ​losing the ​game, were a ​pretty chastened ​bunchafterwards.
(Definition of chasten from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chasten”
in Spanish castigar, escarmentar…
in Vietnamese trừng trị…
in Malaysian menginsafkan…
in Thai ลงโทษ…
in French chãtier…
in German strafen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惩戒, 磨炼, 教训…
in Turkish gururunu kırmak, cezalandırmak, ıslah etmek…
in Russian пристыдить, наказать…
in Indonesian menghukum…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懲戒, 磨煉, 教訓…
in Polish nauczyć pokory…
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