punishes (third person present) · punished (past tense) · punished (past participle) · punishing (present participle)
  1. inflict a penalty or sanction on (someone) as retribution for an offence, especially a transgression of a legal or moral code.
    "I have done wrong and I'm being punished for it"
    penalize · discipline · mete out punishment to · bring someone to book · teach someone a lesson · make an example of · tan/whip someone's hide · get · scalp · murder ·
    wallop · thump · give it to someone · throw the book at · come down on (like a ton of bricks) · have someone's guts for garters · skin alive · drop on · give someone what for · tear down · chastise · chasten · recompense · visit
Middle English: from Old French puniss-, lengthened stem of punir ‘punish’, from Latin punire, from poena ‘penalty’.
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the penal system fails to punish offenders in accordance with their deserts.
Australia punished Ireland's handling blunders and scored three tries.
fraudulent acts would be punished by up to two years in prison.
the expectation that God would punish the unrighteous.
a rise in prescription charges would punish the poor.
he was thwarted in his desire to punish Uncle Fred.
I have done wrong and I'm being punished for it.
they need to punish wrongdoers.
How to say punish in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (VERB)straf
Arabic (VERB)معاقبة, المعاقبه عليها, تعاقب, اعاقب, يعاقب, نعاقب, عقاب
Bangla শাস্তি
Bosnian (Latin) kazniti
Bulgarian (VERB)накаже, наказване, санкционират
Cantonese (Traditional) 懲罰
Catalan (VERB)castigar, sancionar
Chinese Simplified 惩罚
Chinese Traditional 懲罰
Croatian (VERB)kazniti, kažnjava, kazne
Czech (VERB)potrestat, trestat
Danish (VERB)straffe, afstraffe
Dutch (VERB)straffen, bestraffing
Estonian (VERB)karistada
Fijian totogitaki
Filipino parusahan ang
Finnish (VERB)rangaista, rankaisemaan, kurittaa
French (VERB)punir, sanctionner, châtier, réprimer
German (VERB)bestrafen, Strafen
Greek (VERB)τιμωρήσει
Haitian Creole pini
Hebrew (VERB)להעניש, תעניש, מעניש
Hindi (VERB)सज़ा, दंडित
Hmong Daw tsim txom
Hungarian (VERB)büntetni, megbüntesse
Icelandic (VERB)refsa
Indonesian (VERB)menghukum
Italian (VERB)punire, sanzionare, castigare
Japanese (VERB)罰する, 処罰, 罰
Kiswahili (VERB)kuwaadhibu
Klingon bIj
Korean (VERB)처벌, 응징, 벌
Latvian (VERB)sodīt, jāsoda
Lithuanian (VERB)nubausti, bausti
Malagasy manafay ny
Malay (Latin) (VERB)menghukum
Maltese jikkastigaw
Norwegian Bokmål straffe
Persian (VERB)مجازات, تنبیه
Polish (VERB)ukarać, karać, ukarze, karania, pokarze, karzą, karze
Portuguese (VERB)punir, castigar, puna, punem, pune
Querétaro Otomi castigar 'na
Romanian (VERB)pedepsi
Russian (VERB)наказать, репрессировать, карать, покарать, пресечения
Samoan faasala
Serbian (Cyrillic) казни
Serbian (Latin) kazni
Slovak (VERB)trestať, potrestať
Slovenian (VERB)kaznovanje, kaznuje
Spanish (VERB)castigar, sancionar, castigarse, castigarla, penalizar
Swedish (VERB)straffa, bestraffa
Tahitian faahapa i te
Tamil வேதனை
Telugu శిక్షించాలని
Thai ลงโทษ
Tongan tautea'i 'a e
Turkish (VERB)cezalandır
Ukrainian (VERB)покарати, карати
Urdu (VERB)سزا
Vietnamese (VERB)trừng phạt
Welsh (VERB)cosbi, gosbi, chosbi
Yucatec Maya castigar u
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