punish, beat, thrash, belabour or US belabor, spank, whip, flog, scourge, birch, cane; discipline, chasten, correct, censure, berate, scold:
Pupils are not being chastised as in the old days.
Advanced English Dictionary
+verb[VN] 1 ~ sb (for sth / for doing sth) (formal) to criticize sb for doing sth wrong: He chastised the team for their lack of commitment. 2 (old-fashioned) to punish sb physically: Parents are no longer allowed to chastise their children as they did in the past. chastisement noun [U]
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