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Noun
The practice or method of imposing strict rules of behavior on other people
“Her parents were old-fashioned when it came to parenting, and discipline in the house was strict.”
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Punishment imposed in response to a crime or offense
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“Harsh discipline will befall those who break the rules!”
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A branch of knowledge, typically one studied in higher education
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“Students are encouraged to consider the ethical dimensions of the theories applied within the discipline of accounting.”
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Controlled behavior
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“He has achieved his chiseled physique by exercising great discipline when it comes to his diet and fitness.”
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The restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc.
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The science or art of teaching
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An activity done as an exercise or practice
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The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment
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The act of regimenting
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Discipline
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Compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another's authority
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A state in which the laws and rules regulating public behavior are observed
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(usually used in plural form "pains") Effort expended towards a particular objective
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A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
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Great embarrassment and shame
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Attention to neatness
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The quality of being well organized and systematic in thought or action
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Knowledge in a particular field or domain
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Threats, violence, constraints, or other action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will or better judgement
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Severity
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A systematic collection of laws or statutes
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The act of using something intangible
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To punish or rebuke formally for an offense
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“How should we discipline these roguish students who have been skipping classes regularly?”
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To bring someone or something under control
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“I could talk to him and he would adjust his behavior, but there were times that I had to discipline him.”
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(discipline oneself to do something) To train oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual way
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“He would discipline himself to get up early each morning to go for a run.”
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To exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
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To cause to be acclimatized or used to something
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To discipline (one's body, appetites etc) by suppressing desires
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Bring into line
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