HyperDic: punish

English > 1 sense of the word punish:
VERBsocialpunish, penalize, penaliseimpose a penalty on
punish > pronunciation
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > punish: 1 sense > verb 1, social
Meaningimpose a penalty on; inflict punishment on.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"
Synonymspenalize, penalise
Entailsestimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judgejudge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
Entailed bysuspend, debarbar temporarily
Narroweramercepunish with an arbitrary penalty
castigateinflict severe punishment on
discipline, correct, sort outpunish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
execute, put to deathkill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
pillorypunish by putting in a pillory
revenge, avenge, retaliateTake revenge for a perceived wrong
scourgepunish severely
tar-and-feathersmear the body of (someone) with tar and feathers
victimize, victimisepunish unjustly
Spanishcastigar, penalizar, punir
Catalancastigar, penalitzar, punir
Adjectivespunitive, punitoryinflicting punishment
Participlepunishingresulting in punishment
Nounspunishmentthe act of punishing

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