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discipline [2].

[sup.2]discipline

verb

dis*ci*plined

dis*ci*plin*ing

1 : to punish as a way to bring about good behavior <The principal disciplined the troublemakers.>

2 : to train in self-control or obedience <The diet disciplines overeaters.>

3 : to bring under control <discipline troops>

synonyms see punish

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Date:Jan 1, 2009
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