Synonyms for chasten
- call down
- fulminate against
- have on the carpet
- rake over the coals
- take to task
Antonyms for chasten
- let go
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHASTEN
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
To chasten this apparent chaos is a problem which man has set before him.
But Mrs. Anthony Robeson will have to chasten her ideas a trifle.
She will chasten the exuberant ardour of the Provençal warrior.
This business is going to chasten your soul, and make you mend your ways.
He might help to chasten the sentences laughed at by those newspapers.
Why was not this Thing ever present, to chasten and sober me?
He does not chasten this class; in Hell they will receive their punishment, but it will be just.
With some it may seem severe that God should chasten and scourge His children.
The rod had been used to chasten, and he had bit the chastening fingers.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR CHASTEN
- 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