chasten [chastened, chastens] v

OFr < L. castigāre, make chaste or pure, correct, chastise.

  1. Afflict; strike; [fig.] impress; overwhelm; instruct through direct experience of consequences.
  2. Humble; bring down; make to feel a loss; [passive past participle form] grief-struck.
  3. Castigate; repudiate; put down; [fig.] ignore; leave unknown; keep anonymous.
  4. Rebuke; reprove; hush; shush; silence; [fig.] purify; refine.