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castigate

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  • verbcriticize severely
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Synonyms for castigate

verb criticize severely
  • berate
  • censure
  • chastise
  • criticize
  • excoriate
  • flog
  • lambaste
  • lash
  • penalize
  • pummel
  • punish
  • rebuke
  • reprimand
  • scold
  • upbraid
  • baste
  • beat
  • blister
  • cane
  • chasten
  • correct
  • discipline
  • drub
  • flay
  • rail
  • rate
  • ream
  • scarify
  • scorch
  • scourge
  • thrash
  • whip
  • bawl out
  • chew out
  • come down on
  • drag over the coals
  • dress down
  • jump down one's throat
  • lay out
  • lean on
  • read the riot act
  • scathe
  • tongue-lash

Antonyms for castigate

  • approve
  • compliment
  • exonerate
  • flatter
  • forgive
  • laud
  • praise
  • reward
  • aid
  • assist
  • guard
  • help
  • lose
  • protect
  • surrender
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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verb. attack with words

abused

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abusing

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bawl out

verb. severely reprimand

beat

verb. injure by striking

berate

verb. criticize hatefully
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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