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Synonyms for punish
ˈpʌn ɪʃpun·ish

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Wiktionary

  1. punishverb

    Synonyms:
    castigate

  2. punishverb

    To cause to suffer for crime or misconduct, to administer disciplinary action.

    Synonyms:
    castigate

  3. punishverb

    To cause great harm to. (a punishing blow)

    Synonyms:
    castigate

  4. punishverb

    To dumb down severely or to the point of uselessness or near-uselessness.

    Synonyms:
    castigate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. punish

    Avenge and revenge, once close synonyms, are now far apart in meaning. To avenge is to visit some offense with punishment, in order to vindicate the righteous, or to uphold and illustrate the right by the suffering or destruction of the wicked. "And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian," Acts vii, 24. To revenge is to inflict harm or suffering upon another through personal anger and resentment at something done to ourselves. Avenge is unselfish; revenge is selfish. Revenge, according to present usage, could not be said of God. To retaliate may be necessary for self-defense, without the idea of revenge. Compare REVENGE.

    Synonyms:
    avenge, retaliate, revenge, vindicate, visit

    Preposition:
    Avenge on or upon (rarely, avenge oneself of) a wrong-doer.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. punish

    Synonyms:
    chastise, castigate, chasten, correct, whip, scourge

    Antonyms:
    reward, recompense, remunerate, indemnify

Princeton's WordNet

  1. punish, penalize, penaliseverb

    impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

    "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"

    Synonyms:
    penalize, penalise

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. punishverb

    Synonyms:
    chastise, castigate, lash, chasten, discipline, correct, scourge, whip

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. punishverb

    Synonyms:
    chastise, castigate, chasten, discipline

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How to use punish in a sentence?

  1. David Johnson:

    AMLO has working majorities in Mexicos legislature, so he could conceivably move forward with this, i suspect, however, that should this get legislative legs, the market would punish the peso in such a way that it would prove very costly.

  2. Abdul Baha, Paris Talks, p. 154:

    If a person commit a crime against you, have not the right to forgive him; but the law must punish him in order to prevent a repetition of that same crime by others, as the pain of the individual is unimportant beside the general welfare of the people.

  3. Al Green:

    I should not hold off, we should go forward as expeditiously as possible and we should do so because on yesterday we convicted the President... The condemnation was a conviction. Today we have the opportunity to punish, as a result of what we did yesterday, the President suffers no harm, he doesn't have to pay any fine, he's not going to lose his job. But today we have the opportunity to punish.

  4. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    We will find them anywhere on the planet and punish them.

  5. Jim Morrison:

    Some people surrender their freedom willingly but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see.


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