Translation of "punish" - English-Spanish dictionary

punish

verb uk /ˈpʌn·ɪʃ/

B1 to make someone suffer because they have done something bad

castigar
They must be severely punished for these crimes.

(Translation of “punish” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

punish

verb /ˈpaniʃ/

to cause to suffer for a crime or fault

castigar
He was punished for stealing the money.

to give punishment for

castigar
The teacher punishes disobedience.
punishable adjective

(of offences etc) able or likely to be punished by law

punible, castigable
Driving without a licence is a punishable offence.
punishing adjective

difficult and tiring

Castigo
a punishing schedule of concerts around the country.
punishment noun

the act of punishing or process of being punished.

castigo

suffering, or a penalty, imposed for a crime, fault etc

castigo, pena
He was sent to prison for two years as (a) punishment.
punitive /ˈpjuːnətiv/ adjective

giving punishment

punitivo; punitorio
punitive measures.

(Translation of “punish” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)