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  1. dis·ci·pline
    IPA[ˈdisəplən]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. train (someone) to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience:

      many parents have been afraid to discipline their children
      Synonym : train, drill, teach, school, coach, educate, regiment, indoctrinate, lay down the law to someone, bring into line
    • 2. punish or rebuke (someone) formally for an offense:

      a member of the staff was to be disciplined by management
      Synonym : punish, penalize, take disciplinary action against, bring to book, reprimand, rebuke, reprove, chastise, castigate, upbraid, remonstrate with, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, rap over the knuckles, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, put on the mat, carpet, put on the carpet, chasten
    • 3. train oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual way:

      every month discipline yourself to go through the file
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: discipline, plural noun: disciplines

    • noun

      the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience:

      the controlled behaviour resulting from such training:

    • verb

      train (someone) to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience:

      punish or rebuke formally for an offence:

    • adjective

      showing a controlled form of behavior or way of working:
    • adjective

      showing a controlled form of behaviour or way of working:
    • noun

      orderly and considerate driving by road users when changing lanes or overtaking other vehicles:
    • noun

      the ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it:
    • noun

      the ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses:
    • noun

      orderly and considerate driving by road users when changing lanes or overtaking other vehicles:
    • adjective

      behaving badly and with a lack of control:
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