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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 chas·ten /ˈʧesṇ/
 (vt.)懲戒,抑制,磨練

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chas·ten v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chastened p. pr. & vb. n. Chastening.]
 1. To correct by punishment; to inflict pain upon the purpose of reclaiming; to discipline; as, to chasten a son with a rod.
    For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth.   --Heb. xii. 6.
 2. To purify from errors or faults; to refine.
    They [classics] chasten and enlarge the mind, and excite to noble actions.   --Layard.
 Syn: -- To chastise; punish; correct; discipline; castigate; afflict; subdue; purify.
 Usage: To Chasten, Punish, Chastise. To chasten is to subject to affliction or trouble, in order to produce a general change for the better in life or character. To punish is to inflict penalty for violation of law, disobedience to authority, or intentional wrongdoing. To chastise is to punish a particular offense, as with stripes, especially with the hope that suffering or disgrace may prevent a repetition of faults.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 chasten
      v 1: censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive
           remarks" [syn: chastise, castigate, objurgate, correct]
      2: restrain or temper [syn: moderate, temper]
      3: correct by punishment or discipline [syn: tame, subdue]