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Spanish translation of “punish”

punish

verb /ˈpaniʃ/
to cause to suffer for a crime or fault He was punished for stealing the money. to give punishment for 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.
punishment noun the act of punishing or process of being punished. suffering, or a penalty, imposed for a crime, fault etc He was sent to prison for two years as (a) punishment. punitive /ˈpjuːnətiv/ adjective giving punishment
punitivo; punitorio
punitive measures.
(Definition of punish from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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