Meaning of DISCIPLINE in English

DISCIPLINE

I.

noun

1 training people to behave; behaving well

ADJECTIVE

▪ effective , firm , good , rigorous

We need better ~ in our schools.

▪ harsh , iron , rigid , strict

strict military ~

▪ lax , poor

Discipline was too lax.

▪ student , team

▪ church , military , party , prison , school , social , work

▪ parental

VERB + DISCIPLINE

▪ enforce , exercise , impose

the ~ that the party exercises over its members

▪ instil/instill

We need someone who is good at instilling ~.

▪ maintain

The teacher was unable to maintain ~.

▪ submit to

They submitted to the ~ imposed by their leaders.

▪ learn

Students have to learn ~.

▪ have

The school was criticized for having very poor ~.

▪ lack

Modern schools lack ~.

▪ need

She believes children need ~.

▪ restore

DISCIPLINE + NOUN

▪ problem

PHRASES

▪ a breach of ~ ( esp. BrE )

It's unfair to dismiss somebody for a single breach of ~.

▪ a breakdown in ~ , a breakdown of ~

a breakdown of ~ in the classroom

▪ a lack of ~

▪ order and ~

He quickly brought order and ~ to the regiment.

2 controlling yourself

ADJECTIVE

▪ good , great

It is good ~ to learn to delegate.

▪ strict

▪ personal

▪ mental , spiritual

▪ physical

▪ business , commercial , financial , fiscal , industrial , market , monetary

The government has stabilized the economy through strict fiscal ~.

▪ message (= the practice of only talking about what is relevant to your aims, by a politician) ( AmE )

VERB + DISCIPLINE

▪ have

He'll never get anywhere working for himself—he has no ~.

▪ show

▪ lack

▪ apply , bring

something to help you bring ~ to your decision-making process

▪ demand , require , take

It takes great ~ to learn a musical instrument.

PHRASES

▪ a lack of ~

3 subject of study

ADJECTIVE

▪ core , main , major

Students are to be tested on the three core ~s: mathematics, English and science.

▪ different , distinct , independent , individual , separate

When did sociology emerge as a distinct ~?

▪ established , traditional

▪ emerging , new

▪ related

social work and its related ~s

▪ academic , intellectual , scholarly

They established psychology as an academic ~.

▪ professional ( esp. AmE )

▪ humanities , science , scientific , etc.

PREPOSITION

▪ across ~s

There is a lack of communication across ~s (= between teachers and students of different subjects) .

▪ within a/the ~

Within a ~ there may be more than one school of thought.

PHRASES

▪ different ~s , diverse ~s

academics from diverse academic ~s

▪ multiple ~s ( esp. AmE )

experts in multiple ~s

▪ a range of ~s

The university offers a wide range of ~s.

II.

verb

Discipline is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ child

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .