Definition of “castigate” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “castigate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“castigate” in American English

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castigateverb [ T ]

us /ˈkæs·tɪˌɡeɪt/

to criticize someone or something severely:

Health inspectors castigated the kitchen staff for not keeping the place clean.

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