Chas*tise" (?), v. t. [imp & p. p. Chastised (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Chastising.] [OE. chastisen; chastien + ending -isen + modern -ise, ize, L. izare, G. . See Chasten.]


To inflict pain upon, by means of stripes, or in any other manner, for the purpose of punishment or reformation; to punish, as with stripes.

How fine my master is! I am afraid He will chastise me. Shak.

I am glad to see the vanity or envy of the canting chemists thus discovered and chastised. Boyle.


To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses.

The gay, social sense, by decency chastised. Thomson.

Syn. -- See Chasten.


© Webster 1913.

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