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discipline

noun (n)

  • a branch of knowledge (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    In what discipline is his doctorate?.
    source: wordnet30
  • a system of rules of conduct or method of practice (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    He quickly learned the discipline of prison routine.
    For such a plan to work requires discipline.
    source: wordnet30
  • the trait of being well behaved (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    He insisted on discipline among the troops.
    source: wordnet30
  • training to improve strength or self-control (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of punishing (noun.act)
    Example:
    The offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received.
    source: wordnet30
  • The treatment suited to a disciple or learner; education; development of the faculties by instruction and exercise; training, whether physical, mental, or moral. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control (verb.social)
    Synonym: check, condition, train
    Example:
    Parents must discipline their children.
    source: wordnet30
  • punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience (verb.social)
    Synonym: correct, sort out
    Example:
    The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently.
    source: wordnet30
  • To educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to train. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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