Vocabulary Mapping

WORD: Chasten


Contextual Definition: to force one to be submissive.

Dictionary Definition: (of a reproof or misfortune) have a restraining or moderating effect on.

Original Sentence: He frowned when they raised their voices, and he possessed some of the powerful presence of Steiger too, because his frown was enough to chasten and quiet them.

Page Number: 215

Part of Speech: Verb

Synonyms: subdue, humble, deflate

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