- to inflict suffering upon for purposes of moral improvement; chastise.
- to restrain; subdue: Age has chastened his violent temper.
- to make chaste in style.
Origin of chasten
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Antonyms for chasten
Related Words for chastenpenalize, rebuke, subdue, soften, curb, castigate, repress, reprove, abase, discipline, afflict, reprehend, scold, chide, tame, restrain, punish, objurgate, admonish, upbraid
Examples from the Web for chasten
Contemporary Examples of chasten
It should chasten other countries, which can only dream of such mobility.Europe, Be Careful What You Ask For
November 2, 2008
Historical Examples of chasten
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
To chasten this apparent chaos is a problem which man has set before him.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
But Mrs. Anthony Robeson will have to chasten her ideas a trifle.The Indifference of Juliet
Grace S. Richmond
She will chasten the exuberant ardour of the Provençal warrior.French and Oriental Love in a Harem
This business is going to chasten your soul, and make you mend your ways.The Tale of Timber Town
- to bring to a state of submission; subdue; tame
- to discipline or correct by punishment
- to moderate; restrain; temper