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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…
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