Complete Definition of "punish"

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English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈpʌnɪʃ/, SAMPA|/"pVnIS/
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Verb
en-verb|punish|es

  1. To cause to suffer for crime or misconduct, to administer disciplinary action.
  2. To cause great harm to. (a punishing blow)
  3. To dumb down severely or to the point of uselessness or near-uselessness.

Synonyms
(to cause to suffer for crime or misconduct) castigate

Derived terms
punishment (noun)

Translations
trans-top|To cause to suffer for crime or misconduct
Arabic: Arab|عاقب IPAchar|(ʕāqaba)
Bulgarian: наказвам (nakazvam)
Chinese: 处罚 (chǔfá)
Czech: trestat
Dutch: straffen
Finnish: rangaista
French: punir
German: bestrafen
Hungarian: büntetni, megbüntetni
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Italian: punire
Japanese: Jpan|罰する (Jpan|ばっする, bassuru)
Korean: 벌주다 (beoljuda)
Latin: punire
Portuguese: castigar
Russian: наказывать (nakázyvat’) impf, наказать (nakazát’) pf; карать (karát’) impf, покарать (pokarát’) pf
Slovene: kaznovati
Spanish: castigar
Swedish: straffa
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trans-top|To cause great harm to
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trans-top|To dumb down severely or to the point of uselessness or near-uselessness
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ttbc|Bulgarian: наказвам (nakazvam)
ttbc|Dutch: straffen
ttbc|Estonian: karistama
ttbc|French: punir
ttbc|German: (bestrafen|be-)strafen
ttbc|Italian: punire
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ttbc|Korean: 벌주다 (beoljuda)
ttbc|Latin: punire
ttbc|Polish: karać
ttbc|Spanish: castigar
ttbc|Telugu: శిక్షించు (Sikshimchu) (1)
ttbc|Turkish: cezalandırmak

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