verb (used with object), chas·tised, chas·tis·ing.
- chaste tree,
- chastity belt,
Origin of chastise
Examples from the Web for chastising
We call him Tom and not Branson and we keep [chastising] Violet for calling him Branson when she should be calling him Tom.‘Downton Abbey’ Season 3: Julian Fellowes, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, and More|Jace Lacob|January 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin wrote a letter to the president of MTV chastising the channel for the show.‘Duck Dynasty,’ ‘Buckwild,’ ‘Honey Boo Boo,’ and the 99 Percent|Tricia Romano|December 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Barbara Boxer, the normally AIPAC-aligned California senator, followed up by chastising the Israeli prime minister.
Barbara Boxer, the normally-AIPAC aligned California senator, followed up by chastising the Israeli prime minister.
Barbara was chastising George W. for eating so quickly (he does everything fast).
By-and-bye we shall see how God chastised him for it, and by chastising him brought him to Himself.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Samuel|W. G. Blaikie
He is rather a political pamphleteer, maintaining at length the ideas and chastising the foes of his party.
Every woman would leave the church, and if the men stayed, it would be for the purpose of chastising the minister.Mistakes of Moses|Robert G. Ingersoll
He engaged to join the duke in making war upon the Liegese and chastising them for their rebellion.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
About the time we were called to breakfast, the Rev. gentleman was engaged in chastising him for breaking the Sabbath.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4|American Anti-Slavery Society
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]