how to pronounce castigate


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castigate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of castigate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… kinds of environments castigate someone …”

meanings of castigate


  1. To revise or make corrections to a publication.
  2. To punish or reprimand someone severely.
  3. To execrate or condemn something in a harsh manner, especially by public criticism.

castigate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word castigate occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics castigate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that castigate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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