Definition of 'punish'
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No one was charged or punished for the death. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Obviously a government can be punished for its blunders at a general election. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Before then it could technically be punished with life imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The crime can be punished by life imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They reward excellence and punish poor behaviour. The Sun (2014)Attacks are rare and those who commit them are punished harshly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The attempt to use the criminal law to punish those who embarrass ministers has been thwarted. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It seems that increasingly the government wants to punish people who are not working. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She knows what she did was wrong and wants to be punished for her crime. The Sun (2011)Look for reasons to reward good behaviour not just punish bad. The Sun (2014)And the law already punishes those found guilty of that insanity. The Sun (2006)People have to be punished for the crimes they commit. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He bites holes in his clothes and is often punished for bad behaviour. The Sun (2016)On the other there is an understandable feeling that youths who commit serious crimes should be punished. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Discrimination would be punished by law. The Sun (2013)They shouldn't be so harshly punished if they lose their temper. The Sun (2008)In Vietnam resistance was punished by death. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)This week they punished Spanish government debt prices. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's a chance to punish the government of the day. The Sun (2012)And for that they should be punished far more harshly, as well as strictly monitored when they are released. The Sun (2007)And any breach punished harshly. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'punish'
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
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