What is discipline?

  • (verb): Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience.
    Synonyms: correct, sort out
    See also — Additional definitions below

Discipline

In its original sense, discipline is systematic instruction given to disciples to train them as students in a craft or trade, or any other activity which they are supposed to perform, or to follow a particular code of conduct or "order". Often, the phrase "to discipline" carries a negative connotation. This is because enforcement of order – that is, ensuring instructions are carried out – is often regulated through punishment.

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Discipline
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More definitions of "discipline":

  • (verb): Train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control.
    Example: "Parents must discipline their children"
    Synonyms: train, check, condition
  • (noun): The trait of being well behaved.
    Example: "He insisted on discipline among the troops"
  • (noun): The act of punishing.
    Example: "The offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
    Synonyms: correction
  • (noun): A system of rules of conduct or method of practice.
    Example: "He quickly learned the discipline of prison routine" or "for such a plan to work requires discipline"
  • (noun): Training to improve strength or self-control.

Famous quotes containing the word discipline:

    I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline.
    Fred Rogers (20th century)

    So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.
    Charles Horton Cooley (1864–1929)

    I used to be a discipline problem, which caused me embarrassment until I realized that being a discipline problem in a racist society is sometimes an honor.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)