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English definition of “punish”
/ˈpʌn·ɪʃ/ v [T]
› to cause people who have done something wrong or committed a crime to suffer by making them do something they don’t want to do or sending them to prison: She was punished for being late to school. punishable
/ˈpʌn·ɪ·ʃə·bəl/ adj › Swimming in the Potomac is punishable by a fine. punishment
/ˈpʌn·ɪʃ·mənt/ n [C/U] › [C] Serving your community is seen as a punishment these days.