Discipline Dis"ci*pline, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disciplined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disciplining}.] [Cf. LL. disciplinarian to flog, fr. L. disciplina discipline, and F. discipliner to discipline.] 1. To educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to train. [1913 Webster]

2. To accustom to regular and systematic action; to bring under control so as to act systematically; to train to act together under orders; to teach subordination to; to form a habit of obedience in; to drill. [1913 Webster]

Ill armed, and worse disciplined. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

His mind . . . imperfectly disciplined by nature. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. To improve by corrective and penal methods; to chastise; to correct. [1913 Webster]

Has he disciplined Aufidius soundly? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To inflict ecclesiastical censures and penalties upon.

Syn: To train; form; teach; instruct; bring up; regulate; correct; chasten; chastise; punish. [1913 Webster]

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