Chasten

Definition of Chasten

Chas´ten   Pronunciation: chā´s'n
v. t.1.To correct by punishment; to inflict pain upon the purpose of reclaiming; to discipline; as, to chasten a son with a rod.
[imp. & p. p. Chastened (-s'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Chastening.]
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth.
- Heb. xii. 6.
2.To purify from errors or faults; to refine.
They [classics] chasten and enlarge the mind, and excite to noble actions.
- Layard.

Related Words

abate, allay, alleviate, assuage, attemper, bank the fire, blunt, bring to account, bring to book, call to account, castigate, constrain, control, correct, curb, damp, dampen, de-emphasize, deaden, deal with, diminish, discipline, downplay, dull, extenuate, inflict upon, keep within bounds, lay, lenify, lessen, lighten, masthead, mitigate, moderate, modulate, obtund, palliate, penalize, pillory, play down, purify, reduce, reduce the temperature, repress, settle with, simplify, slacken, slow down, smother, sober, sober down, soften, square accounts, stifle, subdue, suppress, take to task, tame, temper, tone down, tune down, underplay, visit upon, weaken
Word:

Browse

Chase gun
Chase port
chased
Chaser
Chasible
Chasing
Chasm
Chasmed
Chasmy
Chasse
Chasse-cafe
Chasse-maree
Chasselas
Chassepot
Chasseur
Chassis
Chast
Chaste
Chaste tree
Chastely
-Chasten-
Chastened
Chastener
Chasteness
Chastisable
Chastise
chastised
Chastisement
Chastiser
Chastity
chastize
Chasuble
Chat
Chat potatoes
Chateau
Chateau en Espagne
Chateau-Thierry
Chateaubriand
Chatelaine
Chatelet
Chatellany
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home