Synonyms to bring to account

castigate, assail, attack, baste, beat, belabor, berate, blister, bring to book, call to account, carpet, chasten, chastise, chew out, correct, criticize, deal with, discipline, dress down, drub, excoriate, flay, fustigate, inflict upon, keelhaul, lash, masthead, penalize, pillory, pummel, punish, rail, rate, rebuke, reprimand, roast, scarify, scathe, scorch, scourge, settle with, skin alive, slash, square accounts, take to task, tell off, thrash, tick off, tongue-lash, trounce, upbraid, visit upon, wig, abate, allay, alleviate, assuage, attemper, bank the fire, blunt, constrain, control, curb, damp, dampen, de-emphasize, deaden, diminish, downplay, dull, extenuate, keep within bounds, lay, lenify, lessen, lighten, mitigate, moderate, modulate, obtund, palliate, play down, purify, reduce, reduce the temperature, repress, restrain, simplify, slacken, slow down, smother, sober, sober down, soften, stifle, subdue, s