French translation of 'punish'
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.
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Example Sentences Including 'punish'
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People have to be punished for the crimes they commit.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
In Vietnam resistance was punished by death.The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
He bites holes in his clothes and is often punished for bad behaviour.The Sun (2016)
It seems that increasingly the government wants to punish people who are not working.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Obviously a government can be punished for its blunders at a general election.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
On the other there is an understandable feeling that youths who commit serious crimes should be punished.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
She knows what she did was wrong and wants to be punished for her crime.The Sun (2011)
Before then it could technically be punished with life imprisonment.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
And any breach punished harshly.The Sun (2011)
And for that they should be punished far more harshly, as well as strictly monitored when they are released.The Sun (2007)
And the law already punishes those found guilty of that insanity.The Sun (2006)
Attacks are rare and those who commit them are punished harshly.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Discrimination would be punished by law.The Sun (2013)
It's a chance to punish the government of the day.The Sun (2012)
Look for reasons to reward good behaviour not just punish bad.The Sun (2014)
No one was charged or punished for the death.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The attempt to use the criminal law to punish those who embarrass ministers has been thwarted.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The crime can be punished by life imprisonment.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
They reward excellence and punish poor behaviour.The Sun (2014)
They shouldn't be so harshly punished if they lose their temper.The Sun (2008)
This week they punished Spanish government debt prices.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Trends of 'punish'
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'punish' in Other Languages
British English: punish /ˈpʌnɪʃ/ VERB
To punish someone means to make them suffer in some way because they have done something wrong.
He never needed to punish his children.
- American English: punish
- Arabic: يُعَاقِب
- Brazilian Portuguese: punir
- Chinese: 惩罚
- Croatian: kazniti
- Czech: trestat
- Danish: straffe
- Dutch: straffen
- European Spanish: castigar
- Finnish: rangaista
- French: punir
- German: bestrafen
- Greek: τιμωρώ
- Italian: punire
- Japanese: 罰する
- Korean: 벌을 주다
- Norwegian: straffe
- Polish: ukarać
- European Portuguese: punir
- Romanian: a pedepsi
- Russian: наказывать
- Spanish: castigar
- Swedish: bestraffa
- Thai: ลงโทษ
- Turkish: cezalandırmak
- Ukrainian: карати
- Vietnamese: phạt
Translation of punish from the Collins English to French Dictionary