Meaning of “chasten” in the English Dictionary


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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 bunch afterwards.

(Definition of “chasten” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)