castigate


castigate
UK [ˈkæstɪɡeɪt] / US [ˈkæstɪˌɡeɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "castigate":
present tense I/you/we/they castigate he/she/it castigates present participle castigating past tense castigated past participle castigated formal
to criticize someone or something severely

He was castigated as a racist by his opponents.


Derived word:
castigation
UK [ˌkæstɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun uncountable

English dictionary. 2014.

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