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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • v. To subject to a penalty for an offense, sin, or fault.
  • v. To inflict a penalty for (an offense).
  • v. To handle roughly; hurt: My boots were punished by our long trek through the desert.
  • verb-intransitive. To exact or mete out punishment.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. To cause to suffer for crime or misconduct, to administer disciplinary action.
  • v. To cause great harm to. (a punishing blow)
  • v. To dumb down severely or to the point of uselessness or near-uselessness.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • v. To impose a penalty upon; to afflict with pain, loss, or suffering for a crime or fault, either with or without a view to the offender's amendment; to cause to suffer in retribution; to chasten
  • v. To inflict a penalty for (an offense) upon the offender; to repay, as a fault, crime, etc., with pain or loss.
  • v. To injure, as by beating; to pommel.
  • v. To deal with roughly or harshly; -- chiefly used with regard to a contest.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To inflict a penalty on; visit judicially with pain, loss, confinement, death, or other penalty; castigate; chastise.
  • To reward or visit with pain or suffering inflicted on the offender: applied to the crime or offense: as, to punish murder or theft.
  • To handle severely: as, to punish an opponent in a boxing-match or a pitcher in a baseball game; to punish (that is, to-stimulate by whip or spur) a horse in running a race.
  • To make a considerable inroad on; make away with a good quantity of.
  • Synonyms Chasten, etc. (see chastise), scourge, whip, lash, correct, discipline.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
  • Antonym
    absolve    reward    excuse   
    Verb Form
    punished    punishes    punishing   
    revenge    victimize    execute    retaliate    avenge    victimise    put to death    correct    scourge    amerce   
    Words with the same meaning
    correct    scourge    chastise    lash    chasten    discipline    whip    castigate    pommel    lesson   
    Same Context
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