Definitions for punish
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punish, penalize, penaliseverb
impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
"The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"
To cause to suffer for crime or misconduct, to administer disciplinary action.
To cause great harm to. (a punishing blow)
To dumb down severely or to the point of uselessness or near-uselessness.
Etymology: From punischen, from punire, from poena; see pain.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: punio, Lat.
Your purpos’d low correction
Is such, as basest and the meanest wretches
Are punished with. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
If you will not hearken, I will punish you seven times more for your sins. Lev. xxvi. 18.
To punish is to impose a penalty or sanction on someone for an offense, wrongdoing or inappropriate behavior. It involves subjecting a person to negative consequences or treatment to correct or respond to their actions, often with the intention of teaching a lesson or preventing future occurrences. Punishment can take many forms, including fines, imprisonment, community service, or verbal reprimand, and can be put in place by legal, educational, familial, or other societal systems.
to impose a penalty upon; to afflict with pain, loss, or suffering for a crime or fault, either with or without a view to the offender's amendment; to cause to suffer in retribution; to chasten; as, to punish traitors with death; a father punishes his child for willful disobedience
to inflict a penalty for (an offense) upon the offender; to repay, as a fault, crime, etc., with pain or loss; as, to punish murder or treason with death
to injure, as by beating; to pommel
Punish is a Technical-Death-Metal-Band from Switzerland, formed in 1996. The Band shared stage with international Bands like:Artillery, Atheist, Belphegor, Cannibal Corpse, Destruction, Exhumed, Hour of Penance and Illdisposed.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pun′ish, v.t. to cause to pay a penalty: to cause loss or pain to a person for a fault or crime: (coll.) to handle or beat severely, maul: (coll.) to consume a large quantity of: to chasten.—ns. Punishabil′ity, Pun′ishableness.—adj. Pun′ishable, that may be punished—said both of persons and crimes.—ns. Pun′isher; Pun′ishment, act or process of punishing: loss or pain inflicted for a crime or fault: the consequences of a broken law.—adjs. Punitive (pū′ni-tiv), pertaining to punishment: inflicting punishment; Pū′nitory, punishing: tending to punishment. [Fr. punir, punis-sant—L. punīre, to punish—pœna, penalty.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'punish' in Verbs Frequency: #939
The numerical value of punish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of punish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
I should not hold off, we should go forward as expeditiously as possible and we should do so because on yesterday we convicted the President... The condemnation was a conviction. Today we have the opportunity to punish, as a result of what we did yesterday, the President suffers no harm, he doesn't have to pay any fine, he's not going to lose his job. But today we have the opportunity to punish.
What then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated it may be, can be compared For there to be an equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal, who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him, and who from that moment onward had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.
We need to know how to investigate and punish, without hurting Petrobras, we have to punish people, not destroy companies.
Our job is to make astronomy feel safe for victims of harassment, of course, we need to punish the harassers, but we're junior scientists -- we cannot punish them; we're not in a position of power to do that.
When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
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- пакара́ць, кара́цьBelarusian
- нака́звам, нака́жаBulgarian
- castigar, punirCatalan, Valencian
- potrestat, trestatCzech
- bestrafen, strafenGerman
- castigar, punirSpanish
- مجازات کردن, ادب کردنPersian
- punir, châtierFrench
- cuir pionós ar, pionósaighIrish
- punir, castigarGalician
- सज़ा देनाHindi
- büntet, helybenhagy, bántalmaz, megbüntetHungarian
- punire, castigareItalian
- 懲罰, 罰するJapanese
- 징벌하다, 벌주다Korean
- казни, казнуваMacedonian
- bestraffen, straffen, afstraffenDutch
- straffe, skadeNorwegian
- castigar, punirOccitan
- karać, ukaraćPolish
- castigar, punirPortuguese
- нака́зывать, покара́ть, кара́ть, наказа́тьRussian
- castigae, castigare, casticare, castigaiSardinian
- kȁzniti, ка̏знитиSerbo-Croatian
- trestať, potrestaťSlovak
- покара́ти, нака́зувати, наказа́ти, кара́тиUkrainian
- trừng phạt, phạtVietnamese
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