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Definitions and Synonyms of punish | Another word for punish | What is punish?

Samples where punish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for punish in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of punish ) punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

"The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

(... is a kind of punish ) punish severely; excoriate

(... is a kind of punish ) punish unjustly

(... is a kind of punish ) punish with an arbitrary penalty

(... is a kind of punish ) inflict severe punishment on

(... is a kind of punish ) punish by putting in a pillory

(... is a kind of punish ) kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

"In some states, criminals are executed"

(... is a kind of punish ) smear the body of (someone) with tar and feathers; done in some societies as punishment

"The thief was tarred and feathered"

(... is a kind of punish ) take revenge for a perceived wrong

"He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"

(punish implies ...) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

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