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. Kartika Jahja:

    We face different risks here when speaking out about anything sexual, whether it's sexual violence or being sexually expressive, I think the norms here sort of punish women for doing that.

  2. Washington Post:

    We've seen President Trump really rehabilitate the image of Mohammed bin Salman... over the past year, and not really punish President Trump at all, president Trump basically ordered this grisly murder of a Washington Post columnist.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    It is the rape of the law, and the insult of justice, if a criminal has the right to punish another figure, whether that's criminal or not.

  4. Donna Lieberman:

    Our correctional system does not exist to punish people, and the fundamental premise of our parole system is to allow people to repair their lives, today, the parole board delivered an important message to the entire country, and showed that New York stands for justice and recognizes that those incarcerated should be given a chance to return to society.

  5. Sean Kelley:

    Prisons are designed to punish, to keep people afraid, to deter, this prison changed everything though. The people who built this prison said 'why not rehabilitate, why not inspire penance?' So they built this building calling it a penitentiary. The prison at that time was state-of-the-art, revolutionary and the most expensive in the world. In operation from 1829 to 1971, thousands passed through the large gates in the 142 years it was in operation. The prisoners included some notorious criminals like Al Capone and bank robber William Slick Willie Sutton. Sutton, in fact, was part of a 1945 jailbreak. He and 11 other prisoners built a tunnel they thought would carry them to freedom. Instead, within months after the well-planned escape, all 12 inmates who broke out were caught and returned. Slick Willie was captured just 3 minutes after breaking free. In operation from 1829 to 1971, thousands passed through the large gates in the 142 years it was in operation. The prisoners included some notorious criminals like Al Capone and bank robber William.

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