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synonyms for chasten

  • penalize
  • abase
  • admonish
  • afflict
  • berate
  • castigate
  • chastise
  • chide
  • cow
  • curb
  • discipline
  • humble
  • objurgate
  • punish
  • rebuke
  • reprehend
  • repress
  • reprimand
  • reproach
  • reprove
  • restrain
  • scold
  • scourge
  • soften
  • subdue
  • tame
  • try
  • upbraid
  • call down
  • exprobate
  • fulminate against
  • have on the carpet
  • rake over the coals
  • take to task
  • tongue-lash
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antonyms for chasten

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  • aid
  • approve
  • comfort
  • compliment
  • encourage
  • exonerate
  • extol
  • flatter
  • forgive
  • help
  • inspirit
  • laud
  • let go
  • praise
  • promote
  • protect
  • release
  • reward
  • animate
  • assist
  • boost
  • cheer
  • embolden
  • honor
  • uplift
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How to use chasten in a sentence

In short, a chastened Sri Lankan government will try to muddle through, hope the pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine end soon, and do its best to secure long-term financial health.
WHAT THE CRISIS IN SRI LANKA MEANS FOR THE WORLDIAN BREMMERJUNE 4, 2022TIME
Wrapping up his ill-fated trip, the chastened duke turned to the monarchy’s age-old imperial play book, long an extension of the British government’s, for answers.
BRITAIN CAN NO LONGER HIDE BEHIND THE MYTH THAT ITS EMPIRE WAS BENIGNCAROLINE ELKINSAPRIL 2, 2022TIME
On Wednesday, in his first public statement after multiple allegations of sexual harassment, including from two former aides, he appeared chastened and sounded repentant, words normally not associated with the governor.
CUOMO SEEKS TO BUY TIME AMID SCANDALS, TAKING A LESSON FROM BILL CLINTON OF ‘NEVER QUIT’DAN BALZMARCH 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
His delays are all designed for good, either to chasten or to try, and thus confirm and bless His people.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE BOOK OF JOSHUAWILLIAM GARDEN BLAIKIE
The great God above may chasten us in his wisdom, but rest assured He will never forsake us in His justice.
HISTORY OF COMPANY F, 1ST REGIMENT, R.I. VOLUNTEERS, DURING THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1861CHARLES H. CLARKE
The lonesome fields and the crumbling houses would touch my imagination, and perhaps chasten my spirit.
A RAMBLER'S LEASEBRADFORD TORREY
But wisely before they preach unto others do they rouse themselves by virtues from the sleep of sin, and do chasten their bodies.
CHURCHES AND CHURCH ORNAMENTSWILLIAM DURANDUS
They are feminine in the best sense, and have all the feminine power to attract, to chasten, and to subdue.
THE BRIDLING OF PEGASUSALFRED AUSTIN
Love might be his again did he but ask it, and the love of as pure and sweet a creature as ever God sent to chasten a man's life.
THE TAVERN KNIGHTRAFAEL SABATINI
The flesh had become so insolent in this Roman world that Christian discipline was needed to chasten it.
THE PROSE WRITINGS OF HEINRICH HEINEHEINRICH HEINE
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WORDS RELATED TO CHASTEN

  • chasten
  • chastise
  • come back at
  • even the score
  • get back at
  • get even
  • payback
  • punish
  • redress
  • repay
  • requite
  • retribute
  • revenge
  • stick it to
  • take satisfaction
  • take vengeance
  • venge
  • vindicate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.