chastise [ chas-tahyz ]
The word of the day is ‘chastise’.
The word is a verb, i.e., it demonstrates an action or an occurrence.
Yes, the past form of the word is chastised.
3. Rebuke or reprimand severely
1. She had a desire to chastise thought by strong, bracing action.
2. He chastised his colleagues for their laziness
3. The General cruelly chastised them with a whip
4. It was proper that the severe mother should chastise her wayward child.
5. We have to chastise evil-doers; we must put a stop to those who would wax insolent.
Some synonyms of today’s word are:
berate, castigate, censure, lash, punish, baste, beat, chasten, pummel, scourge, spank, thrash, whip, skelp, slap down, scold, reprimand, rebuke, admonish, chide, lecture, criticize, take to task, bawl out, blow up at, give someone an earful, give someone a caning, give someone a roasting, discipline, belt, flagellate etc.
compliment, laud, praise, aid, assist, guard, help, protect, surrender, encourage, forgive, inspirit
Worrying about the past or the future isn’t productive. When you start chastising yourself for past mistakes, or seeing disaster around every corner, stop and take a breath and ask yourself what you can do right now to succeed.Harvey Mackay
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