castigate castigate  /ˈkæ stə ˌɡeɪt/


  1. (v) censure severely
  2. (v) inflict severe punishment on



  • The manager castigated his subordinate for delaying the project.



  1. "I will ask you to not hang and lynch the appointee as you try to castigate the appointer. Separate, if you will, the appointee from the appointed. Ronald Burris is worthy," Rush said.
    on Dec 30, 2008 By: Bobby Rush Source: ABC News

  2. "The headline editor chose to castigate me quite strongly," Clapton says with more than a touch of British understatement. "I'm in the local shop, and I'm thinking, `Are the neighbors watching me read?"
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Eric Clapton Source: KEPR 19

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