What does punish mean?

Definitions for punish
ˈpʌn ɪʃpun·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. punish, penalize, penalise(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. punish(Verb)

    To cause to suffer for crime or misconduct, to administer disciplinary action.

    Etymology: From punischen, from punire, from poena; see pain.

  2. punish(Verb)

    To cause great harm to. (a punishing blow)

    Etymology: From punischen, from punire, from poena; see pain.

  3. punish(Verb)

    To dumb down severely or to the point of uselessness or near-uselessness.

    Etymology: From punischen, from punire, from poena; see pain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Punish(verb)

    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

  2. Punish(verb)

    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

  3. Punish(verb)

    to injure, as by beating; to pommel

Freebase

  1. Punish

    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

  1. Punish

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'punish' in Verbs Frequency: #939

Anagrams for punish »

  1. push in, unship

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How to say punish in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of punish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of punish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of punish in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Heaven might have made woman at the time of world creation because invisible God there knew that the earth someone would need someone more powerful than wicked men to cheat them with her beauty and punish demon.

  2. Susan Rice:

    I know that some people question why we host China at all. That's a dangerous and short-sighted view, if we sought to punish China by canceling meetings or refusing to engage them, we would only be punishing ourselves.

  3. Nate Cardozo:

    United should take this opportunity to improve the security of their systems, rather than punish those who have tried to work to make us safer.

  4. A. W. Tozer:

    The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.

  5. Pak Yong Chol:

    It is very normal for any country to go after hostile elements and punish them and execute them.

Images & Illustrations of punish

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