Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb castigate

2 senses of castigate

Sense 1
chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct -- (censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks")
       => call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast -- (censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup")

Sense 2
castigate -- (inflict severe punishment on)
       => punish, penalize, penalise -- (impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again")

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