- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||castigates, castigating, castigated
||to punish or rebuke, as with severe public criticism; chastise.
In colonial days, thieves and other law-breakers might be publicly castigated in the town square.The senator was found to be involved in the sex scandal and was castigated in the press.
- berate, chastise, objurgate, rebuke, reprimand, take to task, upbraid
- commend, praise
- similar words:
- admonish, bawl out, blame, censure, chasten, chide, criticize, punish, reproach, reprove, scold
||berate, chastise, discipline, rate, rebuke, scorch, score, scourge, upbraid
||castigation (n.), castigator (n.)