Translation of "punish" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈpʌn·ɪʃ/ us /ˈpʌn·ɪʃ/

B1 to make someone suffer because they have done something bad

They must be severely punished for these crimes.

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


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.
punishing adjective

difficult and tiring

a punishing schedule of concerts around the country.
punishment noun

the act of punishing or process of being punished.


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)