Definition of 'castigate'
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Cassie could castigate Sophie in a letter left on the dining-room table for all to read. THE IMAGE OF LAURA (2004)Mother Earth would surely know it was his and would then castigate him in some way for having polluted her in such a distasteful manner. GYPSY MASALA (2004)
Trends of 'castigate'
Used Occasionally. castigate is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'castigate'
British English: castigate VERB
If you castigate someone or something, you speak to them angrily or criticize them severely.
The book castigated the Government for squandering billions on consultancies.
Definition of castigate from the Collins English Dictionary
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