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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.
Translations of “punish”
in Korean 벌주다, 처벌하다…
in Arabic يُعاقِب…
in French punir…
in Italian punire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯罪, 懲罰, 懲處(犯罪行為)…
in Russian наказывать…
in Turkish cezalandırmak, ceza vermek…
in Polish karać…
in Portuguese punir…
in German bestrafen…
in Catalan castigar…
in Japanese ~を罰する, こらしめる, ~に罰を与える…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯罪, 惩罚, 惩处(犯罪行为)…
(Definition of punish from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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