Castigate and Reprove

Castigate

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Castigate verb – To criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings.
Usage example: castigated him for his constant tardiness

Reprove is a synonym for castigate in attack topic. In some cases you can use "Reprove" instead a verb "Castigate", when it comes to topics like scold, reprimand. popular alternative
Nearby Word: castigating
Synonyms for Castigate

Reprove

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Reprove verb – To criticize (someone) usually gently so as to correct a fault.
Usage example: my piano teacher often reproves me for slouching while playing, observing that good posture helps one play better

Castigate is a synonym for reprove in activity topic. You can use "Castigate" instead a verb "Reprove", if it concerns topics such as attack, rebuke, scold, reprimand. popular alternative
Nearby Words: reproving, reprovingly, reprover
Synonyms for Reprove
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