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English verb: chasten

1. chasten (communication) censure severely

SamplesShe chastised him for his insensitive remarks.

Synonymscastigate, chastise, correct, objurgate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce

Narrower (hyponym)flame

2. chasten (change) restrain

Synonymsmoderate, temper

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. chasten (change) correct by punishment or discipline

Synonymssubdue, tame

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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