discipline

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɪsɪplɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɪsəplɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(disə plin)


Inflections of 'discipline' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
disciplines
v 3rd person singular
disciplining
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
disciplined
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
disciplined
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

discipline

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [military, sporting, academic, behavioral, parental] discipline
  2. [strict, stern, total, lax] discipline
  3. instill discipline in the [children, players, students, kids]
  4. the [children] lack discipline
  5. the [children] need more discipline
  6. is in charge of the [children's] discipline
  7. is in charge of discipline (in the house)
  8. need discipline to [achieve, get, succeed, win]
  9. the [troops, soldiers, team] showed good discipline
  10. was able to [keep, maintain] discipline (among the troops)
  11. someone needs to show them a bit of discipline
  12. does not have the [necessary, required] discipline (to)
  13. is good discipline for a [writer, singer, composer] (to)
  14. is her [best, strongest, weakest] discipline
  15. studying the discipline of [geography, history, computing]
  16. is a [relatively, fairly] new discipline
  17. the [school, academy, university] is strong across all (major) disciplines
  18. experts from multiple disciplines
  19. need to [work on, improve] my self-discipline
  20. is just a [matter, case, question] of self-discipline
  21. has [little, no, hardly any] self-discipline
  22. the [students, kids, children, workers] need more self-discipline
  23. is [severely, seriously] lacking in self-discipline
  24. a [total, complete] lack of self-discipline
  25. [errors, mistakes] due to lack of self-discipline
  26. showed great self-discipline [when, today, during, in, at, under]
  27. showed a great deal of self-discipline (when)
  28. need self-discipline to [complete, manage, deal with, succeed]
  29. the [diet, task, craft] requires self-discipline
  30. doesn't possess the [necessary, required] self-discipline
  31. succeeded through self-discipline
  32. know the [benefits, advantages] of self-discipline
  33. self-discipline is [key, vital, essential] (to)
v
  1. discipline [soldiers, animals, students, your children, their workers]
  2. [punishment, rewards, laws] to discipline
  3. disciplined by [the major, the principal, their coach, his parents, her boss]
  4. [strictly, thoroughly, quickly] disciplined
  5. [needs to, should] be disciplined
  6. disciplined to [be, keep, follow, make, become]
  7. disciplined for [failing, refusing, violating]
  8. disciplined at [school, work, home, the barracks]
  9. discipline and [train, organize, develop]
  10. discipline yourself to [check, train, use]
  11. [reluctant, afraid] to discipline
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