We ask our celebrities to pour their hearts out, and then chastise them if they stain our buttoned-up shirts.
Various social-media sites and platforms have begun to chastise the new sports darling for, of all things, the upkeep of her hair.
When it appears it is largely used to chastise transsexuals and to promote celibacy.
One of my little children had committed a fault, for which I thought it my duty to chastise him.
Not to judge, not to scourge, not to chastise, not to avenge.
Page 234The stranger looked at him as if strongly disposed to chastise his impertinence.
If he should appear in mine, I know how to chastise him, and to vindicate my own honour.
When Lanoraye demanded the drum, Bonneau was defiant and told him toPg 11 go away or he should chastise him.
She had a desire to chastise thought by strong, bracing action.
For she fancied that the best way to chastise his covetousness would be to steal away his wealth.
c.1300, chastisen, from Old French chastiier "to warn, advise, instruct; chastise, admonish; punish; dominate, tame" (12c., Modern French châtier), from Latin castigare "to set or keep right, to reprove, chasten, to punish," literally "to make pure" (see castigate). Or perhaps from Middle English chastien (see chasten) + -ise, though this would be early for such a native formation. The form of the modern word "is not easily accounted for" [OED]. Related: Chastised; chastising.
He alone may chastise who loves. [Rabindranath Tagore, "The Crescent Moon," 1913]