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Translation of "punish" - English-Spanish dictionary

punish

verb   /ˈpʌn·ɪʃ/
B1 to make someone suffer because they have done something bad castigar They must be severely punished for these crimes.
(Definition 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.
(Definition of punish from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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