Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 08/25/15 Castigate

Castigate (verb)
castigate [kas-ti-geyt]


verb (used with object), castigated, castigating.
1. to criticize or reprimand severely.
2. to punish in order to correct.

Synonyms
1. scold, reprove.
2. discipline, chastise, chasten.

Origin: 1600-10; < Latin castīgātus literally, driven to be faultless (past participle of castigāre to chasten), equivalent to cast (us) pure, chaste + -īg-, combining form of agere to drive, incite + -ātus -ate

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