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discipline (one) for (something)

To scold or punish someone for a wrongdoing. Don't worry, I already disciplined that group of boys for throwing food in the cafeteria. If you don't want to be disciplined for lateness, then just get to work on time!
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discipline someone for something

to punish or chastise someone for doing something. I will have to discipline you for fighting. Mary was disciplined for taking part in the fiasco.
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n. drugs. She smokes this stuff she calls discipline. Smells like pot to me.
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Aerobic Gymnastics is a non-Olympic discipline which requires a serious physical preparation.
Disciplines for males: Archery, athletics, bodybuilding, karate, wrestling, boxing, kick-boxing, badminton, baseball, cycling, football, gymnastics, hockey, kabaddi, tennis, pentathlon, roller sports, squash, swimming, weightlifting and volleyball.
Jordan with four clubs for four disciplines while Libya will participate with three clubs each in three disciplines.
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Disciplines covered include social sciences (political science, sociology, anthropology, and psychology, as well as economics); business fields (finance, accounting, marketing, and management); mathematics-related fields (operations research, statistics, computer science, and mathematics); and a group of "other sciences" (multidisciplinary science, public health, medicine, and physics).
Therefore, this paper proposes a so-called sequenced collaborative optimization (SCO) approach, where design structure matrix (DSM) is applied into the solving process of MDO and is used to describe links among various disciplines. Through clustering algorithms, the multiple disciplines are divided into different groups with strong ties in the same group and weak ties in different ones.
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It argues for a truly interdisciplinary major that while emerging from Political Science takes advantage of other disciplines, further language training, and study abroad opportunities.
Concerts that introduce other art forms or disciplines can be an innovative way to inspire both audiences and musicians.
And just at a time when it might have been expected that social history might change in this regard--at a time when a new approach had appeared on the scene--it seems for all the world as if the subject slammed the door on itself, with a hardening of the attitude that social history was something completely separate and special and other scholarly approaches something quite different, that it was subject to other rules than applied to other scholarly disciplines. This hardening of attitudes can be traced to the conflicts surrounding the History Standards for High Schools and Colleges and the new political climate of the 1990s.
It is true that aside from the Greek heritage some historians have recently turned their attention to doctrines developed in other disciplines, such as philosophy of law, masterly developed by the jurists; philosophy of kalam, which reached important depths and stages of refinement; the Sufism of the great masters like al-Hallaj and Ibn 'Arabi, and so on.
The advice which he quotes says: "My son, do not treat lightly the discipline which the Lord sends, for the Lord disciplines those He loves and scourges those whom He receives."
The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the university's academic disciplines.