Part of speech: verb

To chastise.

Part of speech: verb

To discipline by pain or trial; moderate; soften; purify.

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Usage examples "chasten":

  1. For this reason he followed the Duke, and tried, if possible, to correct, or at least chasten the impressions he had of possessing a glaring advantage over the nobleman. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. She longed to have Ellen back again, to love and spoil and chasten. - "Joanna Godden", Sheila Kaye-Smith.
  3. The flesh had become so insolent in this Roman world that Christian discipline was needed to chasten it. - "The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine", Heinrich Heine.