Castigate meaning

kăstĭ-gāt
To punish or rebuke severely.
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To castigate is to criticize or punish someone severely.

An example of castigate is when a person is punished harshly in public for his behavior.

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To punish or rebuke severely, esp. by harsh public criticism.
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To punish severely; to criticize severely; to reprimand severely.
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To revise or make corrections to a publication.
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Origin of castigate

  • Latin castīgāre castīgāt- from castus pure kes- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Early 17th cent., from Latin castīgātus, past participle of castīgō (“I reprove”), from castus (“pure, chaste”), from Proto-Indo-European *kesa (“cut”) .

    From Wiktionary