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pun·ish

 (pŭn′ĭsh)
v. pun·ished, pun·ish·ing, pun·ish·es
v.tr.
1. To subject to a penalty for an offense, sin, or fault.
2. To inflict a penalty for (an offense).
3. To handle or use roughly; damage or hurt: My boots were punished by our long trek through the desert.
v.intr.
To exact or mete out punishment.

[Middle English punissen, punishen, from Old French punir, puniss-, from Latin poenīre, pūnīre, from poena, punishment, from Greek poinē; see kwei-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

pun′ish·a·bil′i·ty n.
pun′ish·a·ble adj.
pun′ish·er n.
Synonyms: punish, chastise, discipline, castigate, penalize
These verbs mean to subject a person to something negative for an offense, sin, or fault. Punish is the least specific: The principal punished the students who were caught cheating. Chastise historically has entailed corporal punishment but now usually involves a verbal rebuke as a means of effecting improvement in behavior: The sarcastic child was roundly chastised for insolence. Discipline stresses punishment inflicted by an authority in order to control or to eliminate unacceptable conduct: The worker was disciplined for insubordination. Castigate means to censure or criticize severely, often in public: The judge castigated the attorney for badgering the witness. Penalize usually implies the forfeiture of money or of a privilege or gain because rules or regulations have been broken: Those who file their income-tax returns late will be penalized.

punish

(ˈpʌnɪʃ)
vb
1. (Law) to force (someone) to undergo a penalty or sanction, such as imprisonment, fines, death, etc, for some crime or misdemeanour
2. (Law) (tr) to inflict punishment for (some crime, etc)
3. (tr) to use or treat harshly or roughly, esp as by overexertion: to punish a horse.
4. (tr) informal to consume (some commodity) in large quantities: to punish the bottle.
[C14 punisse, from Old French punir, from Latin pūnīre to punish, from poena penalty]
ˈpunisher n
ˈpunishing adj
ˈpunishingly adv

pun•ish

(ˈpʌn ɪʃ)

v.t.
1. to subject to pain, loss, confinement, or death as a penalty for some offense or fault.
2. to inflict such a penalty for (an offense or fault): to punish theft.
3. to handle or treat harshly or roughly; hurt.
4. Informal. to consume; deplete: to punish a bottle of wine.
v.i.
5. to inflict punishment.
[1300–50; Middle English punischen < Middle French puniss-, long s. of punir < Latin pūnīre, derivative of poena penalty, pain]
pun′ish•ing•ly, adv.

punish

  • execute - Derives from Latin exsequi, "carry out, follow up; punish."
  • gruelling - Comes from the verb gruel, "to exhaust, punish."
  • punish - Derives from Latin punire, "punish," which came from poena, "penalty, punishment."
  • penal, punitive - Penal means "relating to punishment," while punitive means "serving to punish."

punish


Past participle: punished
Gerund: punishing

Imperative
punish
punish
Present
I punish
you punish
he/she/it punishes
we punish
you punish
they punish
Preterite
I punished
you punished
he/she/it punished
we punished
you punished
they punished
Present Continuous
I am punishing
you are punishing
he/she/it is punishing
we are punishing
you are punishing
they are punishing
Present Perfect
I have punished
you have punished
he/she/it has punished
we have punished
you have punished
they have punished
Past Continuous
I was punishing
you were punishing
he/she/it was punishing
we were punishing
you were punishing
they were punishing
Past Perfect
I had punished
you had punished
he/she/it had punished
we had punished
you had punished
they had punished
Future
I will punish
you will punish
he/she/it will punish
we will punish
you will punish
they will punish
Future Perfect
I will have punished
you will have punished
he/she/it will have punished
we will have punished
you will have punished
they will have punished
Future Continuous
I will be punishing
you will be punishing
he/she/it will be punishing
we will be punishing
you will be punishing
they will be punishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been punishing
you have been punishing
he/she/it has been punishing
we have been punishing
you have been punishing
they have been punishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been punishing
you will have been punishing
he/she/it will have been punishing
we will have been punishing
you will have been punishing
they will have been punishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been punishing
you had been punishing
he/she/it had been punishing
we had been punishing
you had been punishing
they had been punishing
Conditional
I would punish
you would punish
he/she/it would punish
we would punish
you would punish
they would punish
Past Conditional
I would have punished
you would have punished
he/she/it would have punished
we would have punished
you would have punished
they would have punished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.punish - 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"
avenge, retaliate, revenge - take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"
tar-and-feather - smear the body of (someone) with tar and feathers; done in some societies as punishment; "The thief was tarred and feathered"
execute, put to death - kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed"
pillory - punish by putting in a pillory
castigate - inflict severe punishment on
amerce - punish with an arbitrary penalty
victimise, victimize - punish unjustly
scourge - punish severely; excoriate
discipline, sort out, correct - punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

punish

verb discipline, correct, castigate, chastise, beat, sentence, whip, lash, cane, flog, scourge, chasten, penalize, bring to book, slap someone's wrist, throw the book at, rap someone's knuckles, give someone the works (slang), give a lesson to George has never had to punish the children.

punish

verb
To subject (one) to a penalty for a wrong:
Translations
يُعَاقِبيُعاقِبيَفْرِضُ عُقوبَةً
наказвам
trestat
straffe
rangaista
kazniti
bántalmazbüntethelybenhagymegbüntet
hegna, refsarefsa
罰する
벌을 주다
punire
baudimasbaudžiamasbausti užnubausti už
sodīt
kaznovati
bestraffastraffa
ลงโทษ
phạt

punish

[ˈpʌnɪʃ] VT
1.castigar
to punish sb for sth/for doing sthcastigar a algn por algo/por hacer algo
they were severely punished for their disobediencelos castigaron severamente por su desobediencia
2. (fig) → maltratar

punish

[ˈpʌnɪʃ] vt
(for wrongdoing) [+ person] → punir; [+ behaviour] → punir
to punish sb for sth → punir qn pour qch
They were punished with jail sentences for drug smuggling → Ils ont été punis de prison pour contrebande de drogue.
to punish sb for doing sth → punir qn pour avoir fait qch
He was punished for talking in class → Il a été puni pour avoir parlé en classe.

punish

vt
personbestrafen, strafen (geh); offencebestrafen; he was punished by a fineer wurde mit einer Geldstrafe belegt; he has been punished enougher ist genug bestraft worden; (= has suffered enough)er ist gestraft genug; our team was punished for making that mistakeunsere Mannschaft musste für diesen Fehler büßen; the other team punished us for that mistakedie andere Mannschaft ließ uns für diesen Fehler büßen
(fig inf: = drive hard, treat roughly) → strapazieren; horses, oneselfschinden; opponentvorführen (inf), → zusetzen (+dat)

punish

[ˈpʌnɪʃ] vt
a. to punish sb for sth/for doing sthpunire qn per qc/per aver fatto qc
b. (fig) (fam) (car) → mettere a dura prova; (horse) → sfiancare; (opposition) → dare una bella batosta a; (meal, bottle of whisky) → far fuori

punish

(ˈpaniʃ) verb
1. to cause to suffer for a crime or fault. He was punished for stealing the money.
2. to give punishment for. The teacher punishes disobedience.
ˈpunishable adjective
(of offences etc) able or likely to be punished by law. Driving without a licence is a punishable offence.
ˈpunishment noun
1. the act of punishing or process of being punished.
2. suffering, or a penalty, imposed for a crime, fault etc. He was sent to prison for two years as (a) punishment.
punitive (ˈpjuːnətiv) adjective
giving punishment.

punish

يُعَاقِب trestat straffe bestrafen τιμωρώ castigar rangaista punir kazniti punire 罰する 벌을 주다 straffen straffe ukarać punir наказывать bestraffa ลงโทษ cezalandırmak phạt 惩罚
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