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To criticize or reprimand (someone) severely
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“It isn't helpful to castigate a patient about his years of smoking when you are trying to treat his lung cancer.”
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To punish or penalize (someone) for a wrongdoing
“Perhaps disarmed by his own scandalous behavior with Bathsheba, he was in no position to castigate his son for a similar fault.”
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To lash or strike repeatedly, especially with a long pliable instrument
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To subject to a penalty or punishment
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