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I grew up doing gymnastics. It requires discipline, eating right, getting sleep, lots of sacrifice. But the pros outweigh the sacrifice.
Kacy Catanzaro

Meaning of "discipline" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DISCIPLINE

From Latin disciplīna teaching, from discipulusdisciple.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DISCIPLINE

discipline  [ˈdɪsɪplɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DISCIPLINE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Discipline is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb discipline in English.

WHAT DOES DISCIPLINE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

discipline

Discipline

In its natural sense, discipline is systematic instruction intended to train a person, sometimes literally called a disciple, in a craft, trade or other activity, 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. Discipline is not a course of actions leading to certain goal or ideal. A disciplined person is one that has established a goal and is willing to achieve that goal at the expense of his or her individuality. Discipline is the assertion of willpower over more base desires, and is usually understood to be synonymous with self control. Self-discipline is to some extent a substitute for motivation, when one uses reason to determine the best course of action that opposes one's desires. Virtuous behavior is when one's motivations are aligned with one's reasoned aims: to do what one knows is best and to do it gladly. Continent behavior, on the other hand, is when one does what one knows is best, but must do it by opposing one's motivations.

Definition of discipline in the English dictionary

The first definition of discipline in the dictionary is training or conditions imposed for the improvement of physical powers, self-control, etc. Other definition of discipline is systematic training in obedience to regulations and authority. Discipline is also the state of improved behaviour, etc, resulting from such training or conditions.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DISCIPLINE

PRESENT

Present
I discipline
you discipline
he/she/it disciplines
we discipline
you discipline
they discipline
Present continuous
I am disciplining
you are disciplining
he/she/it is disciplining
we are disciplining
you are disciplining
they are disciplining
Present perfect
I have disciplined
you have disciplined
he/she/it has disciplined
we have disciplined
you have disciplined
they have disciplined
Present perfect continuous
I have been disciplining
you have been disciplining
he/she/it has been disciplining
we have been disciplining
you have been disciplining
they have been disciplining
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I disciplined
you disciplined
he/she/it disciplined
we disciplined
you disciplined
they disciplined
Past continuous
I was disciplining
you were disciplining
he/she/it was disciplining
we were disciplining
you were disciplining
they were disciplining
Past perfect
I had disciplined
you had disciplined
he/she/it had disciplined
we had disciplined
you had disciplined
they had disciplined
Past perfect continuous
I had been disciplining
you had been disciplining
he/she/it had been disciplining
we had been disciplining
you had been disciplining
they had been disciplining
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will discipline
you will discipline
he/she/it will discipline
we will discipline
you will discipline
they will discipline
Future continuous
I will be disciplining
you will be disciplining
he/she/it will be disciplining
we will be disciplining
you will be disciplining
they will be disciplining
Future perfect
I will have disciplined
you will have disciplined
he/she/it will have disciplined
we will have disciplined
you will have disciplined
they will have disciplined
Future perfect continuous
I will have been disciplining
you will have been disciplining
he/she/it will have been disciplining
we will have been disciplining
you will have been disciplining
they will have been disciplining
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would discipline
you would discipline
he/she/it would discipline
we would discipline
you would discipline
they would discipline
Conditional continuous
I would be disciplining
you would be disciplining
he/she/it would be disciplining
we would be disciplining
you would be disciplining
they would be disciplining
Conditional perfect
I would have discipline
you would have discipline
he/she/it would have discipline
we would have discipline
you would have discipline
they would have discipline
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been disciplining
you would have been disciplining
he/she/it would have been disciplining
we would have been disciplining
you would have been disciplining
they would have been disciplining
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you discipline
we let´s discipline
you discipline
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to discipline
Past participle
disciplined
Present Participle
disciplining
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DISCIPLINE


caplin
ˈkæplɪn
chaplain
ˈtʃæplɪn
Chaplin
ˈtʃæplɪn
complin
ˈkɒmplɪn
compline
ˈkɒmplɪn
indiscipline
ɪnˈdɪsɪplɪn
Joplin
ˈdʒɒplɪn
multidiscipline
ˌmʌltɪˈdɪsɪplɪn
poplin
ˈpɒplɪn
subdiscipline
ˈsʌbˌdɪsɪplɪn
undiscipline
ʌnˈdɪsɪplɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DISCIPLINE

discide
disciform
discinct
disciple
Disciples of Christ
discipleship
disciplinable
disciplinal
disciplinant
disciplinarian
disciplinarily
disciplinarity
disciplinary
disciplinary action
disciplinary committee
disciplinary hearing
disciplined
discipliner
discipular
discission

WORDS THAT END LIKE DISCIPLINE

Caroline
decline
external spline
helpline
hipline
hotline
internal spline
line
offline
on line
online
outline
prefect of discipline
self-discipline
spline
strapline
timeline
topline
trapline
tumpline

Synonyms and antonyms of discipline in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DISCIPLINE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «discipline» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of discipline

Translation of «discipline» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DISCIPLINE

Find out the translation of discipline to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of discipline from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «discipline» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

纪律
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

disciplina
570 millions of speakers

English

discipline
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनुशासन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَأْدِيب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поддержание порядка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

disciplina
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শৃঙ্খলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

discipline
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Disiplin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Disziplin
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

規律
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

규율
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Disiplin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kỷ luật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒழுக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शिस्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

disiplin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

disciplina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dyscyplina
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дисципліна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

disciplină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πειθαρχία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dissipline
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

disciplin
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

disiplin
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of discipline

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DISCIPLINE»

The term «discipline» is very widely used and occupies the 8.006 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DISCIPLINE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about discipline

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10 QUOTES WITH «DISCIPLINE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word discipline.
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Alfie Allen
There wasn't a lot of discipline in my life, and I hated it being imposed on me at school.
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Antony Beevor
At a purely practical level, history is important because it provides the basic skills needed for students to go further in sociology, politics, international relations and economics. History is also an ideal discipline for almost all careers in the law, the civil service and the private sector.
3
Janine Benyus
For businesses, biomimicry is about bringing a new discipline - biology - to the design table. It's not to write an environmental impact statement, as most biologists in business do right now.
4
Georg Brandes
Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home, and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home, or with relatives of the people at home, none of whom were known to anybody at school.
5
Anthony Braxton
I am interested in the study of music and the discipline of music and the experience of music and music as a esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions.
6
Kacy Catanzaro
I grew up doing gymnastics. It requires discipline, eating right, getting sleep, lots of sacrifice. But the pros outweigh the sacrifice.
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William Ellery Channing
Error is discipline through which we advance.
8
Tyler Cowen
Most of us are not pure self-starters; most people need role models, they need coaches, they need exemplars, they maybe need some discipline or some rewards. We need to be motivated.
9
Godfried Danneels
Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas, the discipline was fixed. After the council there has been a revolution - a chaotic revolution - with free discussion on everything. There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before.
10
Sylvia Day
As for discipline and rules, I confess, I've never been good with either.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DISCIPLINE»

Discover the use of discipline in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to discipline and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison
In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner ...
Michel Foucault, 2012
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The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning ...
Completely Updated and Revised This revised edition of Peter Senge’s bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book’s ideas into practice.
Peter M. Senge, 2010
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Celebration of Discipline
Hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality, Celebration of Discipline explores the "classic Disciplines," or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith.
Richard J. Foster, 2009
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Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to ...
Containing real-life examples of challenges other parents and caregivers have faced, Positive Discipline: The First Three Years is the one book that no parent should be without. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., Cheryl Erwin, Roslyn Ann Duffy, 2007
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Discipline: The Glad Surrender
This book explores areas of discipline that you may not have considered before-the disciplines of: -body -mind -place (honoring others) -time -possessions -work -feelings Being a disciple means answering yes to God's call, gladly ...
Elisabeth Elliot, 2006
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Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community
In this 10th anniversary edition of an ASCD best seller, author Alfie Kohn reflects on his revolutionary ideas in the context of today's emphasis on school accountability and high-stakes testing.
Alfie Kohn, 2006
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The Lords of Discipline
The bestselling Pat Conroy novel—now available as an ebook Amid the social upheaval of the Vietnam War era, a young cadet at a southern military college must face down a racist secret society As Will McLean begins his studies at the ...
Pat Conroy, 2010
8
Death of a Discipline
In this new book she declares the death of comparative literature and sounds an urgent call for a "new comparative literature, " in which the discipline is given new life.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, 2003
9
The Discipline of Market Leaders: Choose Your Customers, ...
In disarmingly simple and provocative terms, Treacy and Wiersema show what it takes to become a leader in your market, and stay there, in an ever more sophisticated and demanding world.
Michael Treacy, 2007
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Rethinking the Fifth Discipline: Learning Within the Unknowable
Professor Flood's book explains and critiques the ideas in straight forward terms. This book makes significant and fundamental improvements to the core discipline - systemic thinking.
Robert L. Flood, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DISCIPLINE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term discipline is used in the context of the following news items.
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Importance of Self-discipline - The New Indian Express
This anecdote indicates the importance Gandhi has given for self-discipline. He could have advised the boy to quit eating sweets in his first ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
2
App. State football's path to work ethic, accountability, discipline
“Probably just the work ethic, accountability, discipline; things along those lines,” Sirignano said. “There really wasn't much of a set-in-stone ... «Winston-Salem Journal, Jul 15»
3
Discipline key aspect - Fiji Times Online
DISCIPLINE will be one of the areas the Naitasiri rugby side will look to improve on if they have a chance of beating the RC Manubhai Suva ... «Fiji Times, Jul 15»
4
How Discipline and Good Habits Will Make You … - The Jewish Press
How are both of these concepts connected? Find out how discipline helps you reach your potential and the role that good habits play in being a ... «The Jewish Press, Jul 15»
5
Steers showcase discipline at Florida 7-on-7 camp - Graham Leader
The 7-on-7 Graham Steers demonstrated their highly-touted abilities against talented out-of-state opponents at the Drew Brees Passing ... «Graham Leader, Jul 15»
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The difference between discipline and abuse
"I think we are confusing child abuse with discipline," said an audience member Monday night. She was referring to a viral video that captured a ... «HLNtv.com, Jul 15»
7
Reactions mixed on FSU discipline
No stranger to football controversies, Florida State officials acted quickly in booting freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson from the team ... «Tallahassee.com, Jul 15»
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Former OU DT takes issue with Mixon discipline after Johnson …
Former Oklahoma defensive tackle Tony Casillas doesn't agree with his school's discipline of running back Joe Mixon. Mixon, a highly-touted ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
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The Ashes 2015 news: Michael Clarke aware he must keep his …
The Ashes 2015 news: Michael Clarke aware he must keep his discipline. Australia captain speaks after meeting referee Ranjan Madugalle, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
10
OKC school district discipline plan off to a bumpy start | News OK
THE move to implement a new code of conduct for Oklahoma City Public School students is proving to be a challenge. The district says the new ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Discipline [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/discipline>. Nov 2019 ».
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