chasten chasten  /ˈtʃeɪ sən/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) censure severely
  2. (v) restrain
  3. (v) correct by punishment or discipline

Usage(s):

  1. It's still unclear whether this verdict will do anything to actually chasten Sandia into changing its management culture.
  2. But the failures of leadership of the 1840s and 1850s should also chasten us.
  3. One thing may tend to chasten insurgent Republicans, however, and that is Senator Brookhart's close hunt in Iowa.

News

  • Giving Hope for health

    Brenda Whitlock, who is a patient and a board member at the Primary Care & Hope Clinic, gets her blood pressure checked by Dr. Chayla Chasten. Whitlock began going to the clinic after she lost her job and insurance.
    on August 26, 2013     Source: The Journal News

Quotes

  • "The Senate -- in a rare moment of clarity -- rejected its amnesty-now, enforcement-later approach to immigration," Tancredo said. "Hopefully, listening to their electorate will chasten these senators so that they'll put amnesty away for...
    on Apr 7, 2006 By: Tom Tancredo Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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