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synonyms for castigate

  • 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
See also synonyms for: castigating / castigation / castigator

antonyms for castigate

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  • approve
  • compliment
  • exonerate
  • flatter
  • forgive
  • laud
  • praise
  • reward
  • aid
  • assist
  • guard
  • help
  • lose
  • protect
  • surrender
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How to use castigate in a sentence

Instead, they were commonly castigated as naive, unpatriotic or even appeasing terrorists.
THE CRITICS OF WAR IN AFGHANISTAN PROVED PRESCIENTJEREMY VARONAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Jack Ma’s absence from public eye sparks Twitter discussionsMa last appeared publicly at a conference where he castigated China’s financial regulatory system in front of a room of high-ranking officials.
ALIBABA SHARES JUMP ON JACK MA’S FIRST APPEARANCE IN 3 MONTHSRITA LIAOJANUARY 20, 2021TECHCRUNCH
Judge Walker seemed to agree, castigating the state throughout his decision.
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Because, like Eliot Spitzer, if Falwell had not been outed, you can bet he’d be castigating people publicly for that which he enjoyed privately.
WHO AMONG US HAS NOT SEDUCED THE POOL BOY?EUGENE ROBINSONAUGUST 30, 2020OZY
No, she wouldn't castigate old Major Roper for tattling, and at the same time cross-examine him for her own purposes.
SOMEHOW GOODWILLIAM DE MORGAN
A few passages will suffice to show that Germany is not quite devoid of straight-forward men, who dare to castigate hate.
WHAT GERMANY THINKSTHOMAS F. A. SMITH
Except for Forster and other pupils of Oughtred who urged him on to castigate Delamain, the controversy might never have arisen.
ON THE HISTORY OF GUNTER'S SCALE AND THE SLIDE RULE DURING THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURYFLORIAN CAJORI
It is a new road to happiness, if you have strength enough to castigate a little the various impulses that sway you in turn.
WINDS OF DOCTRINEGEORGE SANTAYANA
The company, or companies, of soldiers will be first detailed for the arduous duties of the field to castigate the Indians.
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF KIT CARSON, THE NESTOR OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, FROM FACTS NARRATED BY HIMSELFDE WITT C. PETERS
If only I were not a woman, I might castigate you as you deserve!
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