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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.
Translations of “chasten”
in Spanish castigar, escarmentar…
in French chãtier…
in German strafen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懲戒, 磨煉, 教訓…
in Russian пристыдить, наказать…
in Turkish gururunu kırmak, cezalandırmak, ıslah etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惩戒, 磨炼, 教训…
in Polish nauczyć pokory…
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