To chastise is to scold someone severely for bad behavior or even to punish someone by beating the person.(verb)
An example of chastise is when you publicly shout at your assistant in front of everyone for making an error.
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transitive verb chas·tised, chas·tis·ing, chas·tis·es
Origin: Middle English chastisen
Origin: , alteration of chasten, chastien; see chasten.
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