discipline verb Definition in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “discipline” - Learner’s Dictionary

discipline

verb [T]     /ˈdɪsəplɪn/
PUNISH
to punish someone: [often passive] He was disciplined for missing a training session.Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
CONTROL
to teach someone to behave in a controlled way: [often reflexive] You have to learn to discipline yourself.Teaching in generalLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
Translations of “discipline”
in Arabic يُعاقِب…
in Korean 징계하다…
in Malaysian menghukum…
in French punir…
in Turkish ceza vermek, disipline sokmak, terbiye etmek…
in Italian castigare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懲罰, 罰,懲罰…
in Russian наказывать, дисциплинировать…
in Polish dyscyplinować, karać, narzucać dyscyplinę…
in Vietnamese thi hành kỷ luật…
in Spanish castigar…
in Portuguese castigar…
in Thai ลงโทษ…
in German bestrafen…
in Catalan castigar…
in Japanese (人)を懲戒する…
in Indonesian menghukum…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惩罚, 罚,惩罚…
(Definition of discipline verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “discipline”

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More