What are the antonyms for CASTIGATE?

Synonyms for CASTIGATE

Usage Examples for CASTIGATE

  1. Bold and courageous in his works, ever ready to castigate vice and ridicule folly, without troubling himself about the possibility of reprisals, he showed himself in regard to her feeble and irresolute to the last degree. - "Queens of the French Stage" by H. Noel Williams
  2. I thought to castigate a libertine, and I have been, I fear, lacerating the heart of a true gentleman! - "By Birth a Lady" by George Manville Fenn