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

3 senses of chasten

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
chasten, moderate, temper -- (restrain)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
tame, chasten, subdue -- (correct by punishment or discipline)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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