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discipline

dis·ci·pline

discipline

 
 
pronunciation:
dI s plihn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: training of the body or mind according to rules or principles.
Miss Cole believes in strict discipline.
synonyms:
drill, training
similar words:
exercise, practice, routine
definition 2: punishment for the sake of training or changing behavior.
He was given severe discipline for breaking the rules.
synonyms:
correction, punishment
similar words:
penalty
definition 3: an area of study or learning.
Astronomy and biology are scientific disciplines.
synonyms:
field, subject
similar words:
course, curriculum, major, specialty
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: disciplined, disciplines, disciplining
definition 1: to train according to rules or principles.
Practice helped to discipline the team.I disciplined myself to snack on fruit instead of candy.
synonyms:
coach, drill, train
similar words:
break in, exercise, instruct, prime, school, teach
definition 2: to punish for the sake of training or changing behavior.
He had to discipline his dog for jumping on people.
synonyms:
punish
similar words:
penalize
derivation: disciplined (adj.)
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