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Discipline

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OXFORD DICTIONARY

Discipline, n. & v.
--n.
1 a control or order exercised over people or animals, esp. children, prisoners, military personnel, church members, etc. b the system of rules used to maintain this control. c the behaviour of groups subjected to such rules (poor discipline in the ranks).
2 a mental, moral, or physical training. b adversity as used to bring about such training (left the course because he couldn't take the discipline).
3 a branch of instruction or learning (philosophy is a hard discipline).
4 punishment.
5 Eccl. mortification by physical self-punishment, esp. scourging.
--v.tr.
1 punish, chastise.
2 bring under control by training in obedience; drill.

Derivative
disciplinable adj. disciplinal adj.
Etymology
ME f. OF discipliner or LL & med.L disciplinare, disciplina f. discipulus DISCIPLE

THESAURUS

Discipline

Spartanism, academic discipline, academic specialty, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, adapt, adapt to, adjust, adjust to, administer, administrate, administration, agree with, anality, aplomb, apple-pie order, applied science, apprentice, apprenticeship, area, arena, art, assimilate to, astringency, austerity, authoritarianism, basic training, be guided by, be master, beat, bend, bound, boundary, bounds, break, break in, breaking, breed, breeding, bridle, bring to account, bring to book, bring up, call to account, captain, castigate, castigation, chair, chasten, chastening, chastise, chastisement, check, chime in with, civil government, classical education, coach, command, comply, comply with, compose, composure, concern, condign punishment, condition, conditioning, conduct, confine, confinement, conform, constraint, contain, continence, control, copyright, core curriculum, correct, correction, correspond, course, course of study, criticize, cultivate, cultivation, curb, curriculum, deal with, decorum, demandingness, demesne, department, department of knowledge, deserts, develop, development, direct, direction, disciplinary measures, dispensation, disposition, domain, draw the line, drill, drilling, edify, educate, elective, empery, empire, enlighten, exactingness, exercise, fall in with, ferule, fetch up, fetching-up, field, field of inquiry, field of study, fine fettle, fit, follow, form, form of government, foster, fostering, gear to, general education, general studies, go by, good condition, good shape, good trim, govern, governance, government, grimness, groom, grooming, guide, harmonize, harshness, head, hedge about, hold in check, housebreak, housebreaking, humanities, improve, improvement, in-service training, inculcate, inculcation, independence, indoctrinate, indoctrination, inflict upon, infliction, inform, inhibit, instruct, instruction, judgment, judicial punishment, keep in check, keep in line, lead, liberal arts, lick into shape, limit, limitation, major, make conform, manage, management, manual training, masthead, meet, method, methodicalness, methodology, meticulousness, military training, minor, moderate, moderation, mold, narrow, natural science, neatness, nemesis, nurse, nurture, nurturing, observe, officer, ology, on-the-job training, orb, orbit, order, orderliness, overcome, oversight, pains, pains and punishments, patent, pay, payment, penal retribution, penalize, penalty, penology, pillory, political organization, polity, possession, practice, preparation, prepare, prescription, preside over, proscription, proseminar, province, punish, punishment, punition, pure science, put in tune, put to school, quadrivium, qualification, qualify, raise, raising, ready, readying, realm, rear, rearing, rebuke, reconcile, rectify, reduce, refresher course, regime, regimen, regiment, regimentation, register, regnancy, regulate, regulation, rehearsal, rehearse, reign, reprimand, reprove, restrain, restraint, restrict, restriction, retribution, retributive justice, ride herd on, rigid discipline, rod, round, routine, rub off corners, ruggedness, rule, run, scant, school, schooling, science, scientific education, scourge, self-command, self-conquest, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, self-possession, self-restraint, seminar, send to school, settle, settle with, severity, shape, sloyd, social science, sovereignty, specialize, specialty, sphere, square accounts, stand over, sternness, stint, straighten, straiten, strictness, stringency, study, subdiscipline, subdue, subject, subjection, subjugate, suit, supervise, supervision, sway, system, system of government, systematicness, take in hand, take to task, tally with, teach, technical education, technicology, technics, technology, tidiness, toughness, train, training, trimness, trivium, upbringing, visit upon, vocational education, vocational training, walk, well-deserved punishment, what-for, wield authority, willpower, yield

ROGET THESAURUS

Discipline

Restraint

N restraint, hindrance, coercion, cohibition, constraint, repression, suppression, discipline, control, confinement, durance, duress, imprisonment, incarceration, coarctation, entombment, mancipation, durance vile, limbo, captivity, blockade, arrest, arrestation, custody, keep, care, charge, ward, restringency, curb, lettres de cachet, limitation, restriction, protection, monopoly, prohibition, prisoner, repressionist, restrained, constrained, imprisoned, pent up, jammed in, wedged in, under lock and key, under restraint, under hatches, in swaddling clothes, on parole, in custody, doing time, cohibitive, coactive, stiff, restringent, strait-laced, hidebound, barkbound, ice bound, wind bound, weather bound, cabined cribbed confined, in Lob's pound, laid by the heels.

Punishment

N punishment, punition, chastisement, chastening, correction, castigation, discipline, infliction, trial, judgment, penalty, retribution, thunderbolt, Nemesis, requital, penology, retributive justice, lash, scaffold, imprisonment, transportation, banishment, expulsion, exile, involuntary exile, ostracism, penal servitude, hard labor, galleys, beating, flagellation, fustigation, gantlet, strappado, estrapade, bastinado, argumentum baculinum, stick law, rap on the knuckles, box on the ear, blow, stripe, cuff, kick, buffet, pummel, slap, slap in the face, wipe, douse, coup de grace, torture, rack, picket, picketing, dragonnade, capital punishment, execution, lethal injection, the gas chamber, hanging, electrocution, rail-riding, scarpines, decapitation, decollation, garrotte, garrotto, crucifixion, impalement, firing squad, martyrdom, auto-da-fe, noyade, happy dispatch, hara-kiri, seppuku, drinking the hemlock, punishing, penal, punitory, punitive, inflictive, castigatory, punished, Int, a la lanterne!, culpan paena premit comes, eating the bitter bread of banishment, gravis ira regum est semper, sera tamen tacitis paena venit pedibus, suo sibi gladio hunc jugulo.

Worship

N worship, adoration, devotion, aspiration, homage, service, humiliation, kneeling, genuflection, prostration, prayer, invocation, supplication, rogation, intercession, orison, holy breathing, petition, collect, litany, Lord's prayer, paternoster, beadroll, latria, dulia, hyperdulia, vigils, revival, cult, anxious meeting, camp meeting, ebenezer, virginal, thanksgiving, giving thanks, returning thanks, grace, praise, glorification, benediction, doxology, hosanna, hallelujah, allelujah, Te Deum, non nobis Domine, nunc dimittis, paean, benschen, Ave Maria, O Salutaris, Sanctus, The Annunciation, Tersanctus, Trisagion, psalm, psalmody, hymn, plain song, chant, chaunt, response, anthem, motet, antiphon, antiphony, oblation, sacrifice, incense, libation, burnt offering, heave offering, votive offering, offertory, discipline, self-discipline, self-examination, self-denial, fasting, divine service, office, duty, exercises, morning prayer, mass, matins, evensong, vespers, undernsong, tierce, holyday, worshipper, congregation, communicant, celebrant, worshipping, devout, devotional, reverent, pure, solemn, fervid, Int, hallelujah, allelujah!, hosanna!, glory be to God!, O Lord!, pray God that!, God grant, God bless, God save, God forbid!, sursum corda, making their lives a prayer, ora et labora, prayers ardent open heaven.

Teaching

N teaching, instruction, edification, education, tuition, tutorage, tutelage, direction, guidance, opsimathy, qualification, preparation, training, schooling, discipline, excitation, drill, practice, book exercise, persuasion, proselytism, propagandism, propaganda, indoctrination, inculcation, inoculation, advise, explanation, lesson, lecture, sermon, apologue, parable, discourse, prolection, preachment, chalk talk, Chautauqua, exercise, task, curriculum, course, course of study, grammar, three R's, initiation, A, B, C, elementary education, primary education, secondary education, technical education, college education, collegiate education, military education, university education, liberal education, classical education, religious education, denominational education, moral education, secular education, propaedeutics, moral tuition, gymnastics, calisthenics, physical drill, physical education, sloyd, phonics, rote, rote memorization, brute memory, cooperative learning, Montessori method, ungraded classes, test, examination, exam, final exam, mid-term exam grade, score, marks, A, B, C, D, E, F, gentleman's C, pass, fail, incomplete, homework, take-home lesson, exercise for the student, theme, project, teaching, taught, educational, scholastic, academic, doctrinal, disciplinal, instructive, instructional, didactic, propaedeutic, propaedeutical, the schoolmaster abroad, a bovi majori disscit arare minor, adeo in teneris consuecere multum est, docendo discimus, quaenocent docent, qui docet discit, sermons in stones and good in everything.

VB teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor, cram, prime, coach, enlighten, inculcate, indoctrinate, inoculate, infuse, instill, infix, ingraft, infiltrate, imbue, impregnate, implant, graft, sow the seeds of, disseminate, given an idea of, put up to, put in the way of, set right, sharpen the wits, enlarge the mind, give new ideas, open the eyes, bring forward, teach the young idea how to shoot, improve, expound, lecture, read a lesson, give a lesson, give a lecture, give a sermon, give a discourse, incept, hold forth, preach, sermonize, moralize, point a moral, train, discipline, bring up, bring up to, form, ground, prepare, qualify, drill, exercise, practice, habituate, familiarize with, nurture, drynurse, breed, rear, take in hand, break, break in, tame, preinstruct, initiate, inure, put to nurse, send to school, direct, guide, direct attention to, impress upon the mind, impress upon the memory, beat into, beat into the head, convince, book, workbook, exercise book, preach to the wise, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, teach granny to suck eggs, preach to the converted.


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