He chastised conservatives who had “lost heart” and “abandoned their principles” in the past, without specifying when or how.
He was chastised for saying that though he sometimes disagreed with them, the founders were “almost always right.”
Democrats chastised me for going against the party, but the most vocal detractors were my biggest supporters.
As an Iranian Jew, I am often chastised for trying to explain the bizarre behavior of this paranoid regime.
He chastised Menendez and other Senate leaders for not committing DSCC resources to helping Meek.
The children never require to be chastised and are very obedient.
If some people have been chastised with whips, they pine after scorpions.
In the midst of wealth and honors, Artaban, who had chastised the African tyrant, complained of the ingratitude of courts.
I believe he had also learnt, that it was I who had chastised the Bully Larkin!
I have chastised him, as he deserves, and thrown his whip overboard.
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]