discipline

US /ˈdɪsəplɪn/

UK /'dɪsəplɪn/

B1

noun

  • Instruction and practice to teach obedience
  • Particular field of study
  • Act of punishing a person for wrongdoing

verb

  • To control or train others by making them obey you
  • To punish a person for their wrongdoing

Examples

We need better discipline in our schools.

Modern schools lack discipline.