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discipline

2 verb
     
discipline2 [transitive]
1 to punish someone in order to keep order and control:
The officers were later disciplined.
2 to teach someone to obey rules and control their behaviour:
Different cultures have different ways of disciplining their children.
3

discipline yourself (to do something)

to control the way you work, how regularly you do something etc, because you know it is good for you:
Try to discipline yourself to write every day.

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