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Japanese translation of punish

punish

verb   /ˈpʌn·ɪʃ/
B1 to make someone suffer because they have done something bad
~を罰する, こらしめる, ~に罰を与える
They must be severely punished for these crimes.
(Definition of punish verb from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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