Early 17th cent., borrowed from Latin castīgātus, past participle of castīgō (“I reprove”), from castus (“pure, chaste”), from Proto-Indo-European *kesa (“cut”). Doublet of chastise, taken through Old French. See also chaste.
- To punish severely; to criticize severely; to reprimand severely.
- To revise or make corrections to a publication.
- (to punish severely): chastise, punish, rebuke, reprimand
- (to revise a publication): correct, revise
- See also Thesaurus:reprehend