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castigate

[ kas-ti-geyt ]
/ 藞k忙s t瑟藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), cas路ti路gat路ed, cas路ti路gat路ing.
to criticize or reprimand severely.
to punish in order to correct.
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Origin of castigate

First recorded in 1600鈥10; from Latin cast墨g膩tus literally, 鈥渄riven to be faultless鈥 (past participle of castig膩re 鈥渢o chasten鈥), equivalent to cast(us) 鈥減ure, clean鈥 + -墨g-, combining form of agere 鈥渢o drive, incite鈥 + -膩tus past participle suffix;see chaste, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for castigate

castigate
/ (藞k忙st瑟藢伞e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to rebuke or criticize in a severe manner; chastise

Derived forms of castigate

castigation, nouncastigator, nouncastigatory, adjective

Word Origin for castigate

C17: from Latin cast墨g膩re to correct, punish, from castum pure + agere to compel (to be)
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