1. To correct by punishment; to punish; to inflict pain for the purpose of reclaiming an offender; as, to chasten a son with a rod.
I will chasten him with the rod of men. 2 Sam. 7.
2. To afflict by other means.
As many as I love I rebuke and chasten. Rev. 3.
3. To purify from errors or faults.
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"Entry for 'Chasten'". "King James Dictionary".