Flagellate (verb) – Flog/whip (someone) as a punishment
The choir singer's voice was flat, and came in just too late (flagellate). The conductor whipped him as a punishment.
Examples of flagellate (verb) in a sentence
The parents' cruel punishment for their children was to flagellate them with a leather belt.
The citizens feared the police would flagellate them for vandalizing the walls.
His ally whispered to him that they will all be handed whips so they can flagellate themselves.