chastise chastise  /tʃæ ˈstaɪz/


  • (v) censure severely



  1. The media is often chastised by the bloggers round the world when they do selective and motivated reporting.
  2. The President of the party chastised his lieutenant for leaking the bad news to the press.
  3. The judge chastised the prosecution for bringing in irrelevant things into the proceedings.


  1. Geraldo On The O’Reilly Factor: ‘The NY Times Is Constantly Surprised Obama Is Not A Liberal’

    On The O'Reilly Factor Friday night, Geraldo Rivera proposed multiple theories for the yesterday's New York Times editorial switcheroo , in which the paper amended its op-ed to more narrowly chastise President Obama on surveillance issues.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  2. City workers who rescued boy from alleged kidnapping saw ‘fear all over his face’

    City Streets and Sanitation workers Alfreda Clark and Mary Baggett were surveying empty lots from their SUV when they saw a little boy run out of an alley and duck between two abandoned buildings. They drove over, intending to chastise the 10-year-old boy for being near the abandoned buildings. “Then I looked at the little boy and saw he had fear all over his face,” Clark said. “I asked him if ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times


  1. "I'll chastise him later," Randolph said, tongue firmly in cheek. "I'll get on him. I'll get the whip and I'll beat him, I'll beat him later, all right? Wow, what about Santana?"
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Willie Randolph Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Their approach was to chastise but not to be able to significantly do anything. So this shows a maturation in their approach," Dewar said. "They now have to be clear about what their goals are."
    on Nov 15, 2009 By: Paul Dewar Source: Toronto Sun

  3. "My advice is to call him back to Washington, publicly chastise him and then make it clear that there is something greater at stake here," said Nathaniel Fick, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now chief executive of the Center for a New...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Nathaniel Fick Source: Washington Post

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