[ chey-suhn ]
/ ˈtʃeɪ sən /
verb (used with object)
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
ANTONYMS FOR chasten
Related formschas·ten·er, nounchas·ten·ing·ly, adverbchas·ten·ment, nounun·chas·tened, adjective
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It is ours then to bow to the Chastener and let our honored and loved chieftain go.The Underground Railroad|William Still
British Dictionary definitions for chastener
/ (ˈtʃeɪsən) /
to bring to a state of submission; subdue; tame
to discipline or correct by punishment
to moderate; restrain; temper
Derived Formschastener, nounchasteningly, adverb
Word Origin for chasten
C16: from Old French chastier, from Latin castigāre; see castigate
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