Synonyms for discipline

Synonyms for (noun) discipline

Synonyms: discipline

Definition: training to improve strength or self-control

Similar words: training, grooming, preparation

Definition: activity leading to skilled behavior


Synonyms: discipline, correction

Definition: the act of punishing

Usage: the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received

Similar words: punishment, penalisation, penalization, penalty

Definition: the act of punishing


Synonyms: discipline

Definition: the trait of being well behaved

Usage: he insisted on discipline among the troops

Similar words: trait

Definition: a distinguishing feature of your personal nature


Synonyms: discipline

Definition: a system of rules of conduct or method of practice

Usage: he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine; for such a plan to work requires discipline;

Similar words: system, system of rules

Definition: a complex of methods or rules governing behavior

Usage: they have to operate under a system they oppose; that language has a complex system for indicating gender


Synonyms: field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, discipline

Definition: a branch of knowledge

Usage: in what discipline is his doctorate?; teachers should be well trained in their subject; anthropology is the study of human beings

Similar words: domain, knowledge base, knowledge domain

Definition: the content of a particular field of knowledge

Synonyms for (verb) discipline

Synonyms: sort out, correct, discipline

Definition: punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

Usage: The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently

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


Synonyms: discipline, condition, train, check

Definition: develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

Usage: Parents must discipline their children; Is this dog trained?

Similar words: make grow, develop

Definition: cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

Usage: The perfect climate here develops the grain; He developed a new kind of apple