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castigate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcastigatecast‧i‧gate /ˈkæstɪɡeɪt/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 formalCRITICIZE to criticize or punish someone severelycastigation /ˌkæstəˈɡeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
castigateMore importantly, by castigating conductive education he obscures some very important implications that the method has for the West.The aristocracy of this period has been castigated for its naked self-interest and expediency.She'd also had time to castigate herself for meekly following him inside.Lydia did not castigate herself for so disliking a fellow-being, believing that it was sufficient merely to refrain from overt unkindness.He even castigated himself for not being a better example, more patient, gentler.Hodge castigated Rhee's statement and the actions of his supporters.Admittedly, Norton-Taylor castigates the food industry as well as the landowners and the farmers - he spreads his castigation very evenly.He castigated those who had become wealthy by exploiting their political standing for private gain.
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Verb table
castigate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycastigate
he, she, itcastigates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycastigated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave castigated
he, she, ithas castigated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad castigated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill castigate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have castigated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam castigating
he, she, itis castigating
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you, we, theyare castigating
Past
I, he, she, itwas castigating
you, we, theywere castigating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been castigating
he, she, ithas been castigating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been castigating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be castigating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been castigating
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