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punish

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈpʌnɪʃ/
B1 to make someone suffer because they have done something bad: [often passive] They must be severely punished for these crimes.Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
Translations of “punish”
in Arabic يُعاقِب…
in Korean 벌주다, 처벌하다…
in Malaysian menghukum…
in French punir…
in Turkish cezalandırmak, ceza vermek…
in Italian punire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯罪, 懲罰, 懲處(犯罪行為)…
in Russian наказывать…
in Polish karać…
in Vietnamese trừng phạt, phạt…
in Spanish castigar…
in Portuguese punir…
in Thai ลงอาญา, ลงโทษ…
in German bestrafen…
in Catalan castigar…
in Japanese ~を罰する, こらしめる, ~に罰を与える…
in Indonesian menghukum…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯罪, 惩罚, 惩处(犯罪行为)…
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