Webster's Dictionary 1828
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CHASTISE, verb transitive
1. To correct by punishing; to punish; to inflict pain by stripes, or in other manner, for the purpose of punishing an offender and recalling him to his duty.
I will chastise you seven times for your sins. Leviticus 26:28.
2. To reduce to order or obedience; to restrain; to awe; to repress.
The gay social sense, By decency chastisd.
3. To correct; to purify by expunging faults; as, to chastise a poem.