tr.v. cas·ti·gat·ed, cas·ti·gat·ing, cas·ti·gates
- To inflict severe punishment on. See Synonyms at punish.
- To criticize severely.
From Mr. Ford Gets the Last Laugh, New York Times Op-Ed, Jan. 6, 2007, written by Chevy Chase about his relationship to the late President Ford.
I’ve often thought how odd it was that we became linked together. It’s not like we had a lot in common. After all, Mr. Ford had never been helped for any problems with “self-medication” in a facility that has helped so many throughout these past decades. And he had never been castigated by the press for such atrocities as “Oh! Heavenly Dog” or “Cops and Robbersons,” among other slightly awful films I had made in Hollywood.