Disciple vs Discipline - What's the difference?

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Discipline is a related term of disciple.



As nouns the difference between disciple and discipline

is that disciple is a person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches others while discipline is a controlled behaviour; self-control.

As verbs the difference between disciple and discipline

is that disciple is to train, educate, teach while discipline is to train someone by instruction and practice.

disciple

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches others.
  • An active follower or adherent of someone, or some philosophy etc.
  • * Holy Bible, Matthew 9:10 (King James Version)
  • And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=4, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=By some paradoxical evolution rancour and intolerance have been established in the vanguard of primitive Christianity. Mrs. Spoker, in common with many of the stricter disciples of righteousness, was as inclement in demeanour as she was cadaverous in aspect.}}
  • (Ireland) Miserable-looking creature of a man.
  • Synonyms

    * student

    See also

    * apostle

    Verb

    (discipl)
  • (obsolete) To train, educate, teach.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , IV.i:
  • fraile youth is oft to follie led, / Through false allurement of that pleasing baite, / That better were in vertues discipled [...].

    discipline

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A controlled behaviour; self-control.
  • * Rogers
  • The most perfect, who have their passions in the best discipline , are yet obliged to be constantly on their guard.
  • An enforced compliance or control.
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  • A systematic method of obtaining obedience.
  • * C. J. Smith
  • Discipline aims at the removal of bad habits and the substitution of good ones, especially those of order, regularity, and obedience.
  • A state of order based on submission to authority.
  • * Dryden
  • Their wildness lose, and, quitting nature's part, / Obey the rules and discipline of art.
  • A punishment to train or maintain control.
  • * Addison
  • giving her the discipline of the strap
  • A set of rules regulating behaviour.
  • A flagellation as a means of obtaining sexual gratification.
  • A specific branch of knowledge or learning.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline : too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
    (Bishop Wilkins)
  • A category in which a certain art, sport or other activity belongs.
  • Synonyms

    * (branch or category) field, sphere * (punishment) penalty, sanction

    Antonyms

    * spontaneity

    Derived terms

    * academic discipline

    Verb

    (disciplin)
  • To train someone by instruction and practice.
  • To teach someone to obey authority.
  • To punish someone in order to (re)gain control.
  • To impose order on someone.
  • Synonyms

    * drill