10/12/11

Castigate

You take your dog to the vet and castigate him.

Why does he never forgive you?.
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Probably because you scolded him in front of the other dogs.
Castigate means to to chastise and correct a bad behavior with a punishment.


Castigate
<cast-tee-gayt> 
v. t. [imp. & p. p. Castigated; p. pr. & vb. n. Castigating.] [L. castigatus, p. p. of castigare to correct, punish; castus pure, chaste + agere to move, drive. See Caste, and cf. Chasten.]  

1. To punish by stripes; to chastise by blows; to chasten; also to chastise verbally; to reprove; to criticise severely.  
2. To emend; to correct. [Obs.]


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