Synonyms for castigate

Synonyms for (verb) castigate

Synonyms: correct, objurgate, chasten, chastise, castigate

Definition: censure severely

Usage: She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

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

Definition: censure severely or angrily

Usage: The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car; The deputy ragged the Prime Minister; The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup


Synonyms: castigate

Definition: inflict severe punishment on

Similar words: penalise, penalize, punish

Definition: impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

Usage: The students were penalized for showing up late for class; we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again