Part of speech:
Punishment or scolding to correct faults
To indicate or mark the errors in:
To chastise is to scold someone severely for bad behavior or even to punish someone by beating the person.
To subdue is defined as to gain control over someone or something or to calm or quiet someone or something.
To make tame; domesticate:
To modify by the addition of a moderating element; moderate:
To preside over:
The definition of clarify is to make something more clear or easier to understand.
To improve in accuracy, delicacy, or excellence.
To express harsh or angry disapproval to someone.
To express disapproval to (someone); criticize:
To reprove (someone) severely, especially in a formal or official way.
(--- U.S. Navy) To assign a rate to
Purify means to make something clean or free from impurities.
To treat harshly or injuriously
The definition of humiliate is to hurt someone's pride or to cause someone to feel extremely embarrassed.
To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiency of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used reflexively.
To subject to discipline; train; control
To express strong disapproval of or criticize severely, especially in an official capacity:
To lower in rank, prestige, or esteem.
(Figuratively) To subject to bantering, severely criticize, sometimes as a comedy routine.
To impose a handicap on; place at a disadvantage:
To afflict with severe or widespread suffering and devastation; ravage.
Rebuke is defined as to scold, blame or criticize in a sharp way.
To urge or exhort
Reproach is defined as to blame or shame someone.
To chide is to scold someone.
To berate is to yell at or demean.
To hold, fasten, or secure so as to prevent or limit movement:
The definition of afflict is to cause great physical or mental pain or agony or to create for someone a curse to bear.
(Law) To help; aid
To do or give something in honor of
To urge others to support; promote
To give life to; bring to life
To urge on or encourage by cheers
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
Uplift is to raise something upwards, or to buoy someone mentally, spiritually or emotionally.
To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
(Dated) To use or employ to good purpose; to turn to profitable account.
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
Find another word for chastening. In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for chastening, like: correction, chastisement, correcting, castigating, chastising, subduing, taming, tempering, moderating, clarifying and refining.