verb (used with object), chas·tised, chas·tis·ing.
- chaste tree,
- chastity belt,
Origin of chastise
Examples from the Web for chastised
Democrats chastised me for going against the party, but the most vocal detractors were my biggest supporters.
He chastised conservatives who had “lost heart” and “abandoned their principles” in the past, without specifying when or how.CPAC’s Enthusiastic Crowd Polled for Romney and Cheered for Palin|Michael Medved|February 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was chastised for saying that though he sometimes disagreed with them, the founders were “almost always right.”
He chastised Menendez and other Senate leaders for not committing DSCC resources to helping Meek.
If he should fall into sin, he would be chastised for his sin, but not destroyed.The Expositor's Bible: The Second Book of Samuel|W. G. Blaikie
God hath tried thee and chastised thy pride these ten years.Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales|Anonymous
They are being beaten with whips of their own choosing, and if I had my way they should be chastised with scorpions.The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|Robert Tressell
When told that he would be chastised if he did not give up his untidy habits, these disappeared, etc.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry|Bernard Glueck
In addressing the czar, they said, "Order me not to be chastised; order me to speak a word!"The Story of Russia|R. Van Bergen, M.A.
Word Origin for chastise
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]