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Definition of Punish

Punish

  1. To deal with roughly or harshly; -- chiefly used with regard to a contest; as, our troops punished the enemy.
  2. 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; as, to punish traitors with death; a father punishes his child for willful disobedience.
  3. To inflict a penalty for (an offense) upon the offender; to repay, as a fault, crime, etc., with pain or loss; as, to punish murder or treason with death.
  4. To injure, as by beating; to pommel.

Punish Quotations

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
Oscar Wilde

A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.
Steve Prefontaine

If God doesn't punish America, He'll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.
Billy Graham

The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
Napoleon Bonaparte

But this will not do, God will certainly punish you for stealing and for being unfaithful.
Jupiter Hammon
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Punish Translations

punish in Danish is straffe
punish in Dutch is bestraffen, straffen
punish in Finnish is rangaista
punish in French is punissent, punir, punissons, punis, punissez
punish in German is bestrafe, strafen, strafen, bestrafen
punish in Italian is castigare, punire
punish in Latin is macto, vindico, muto
punish in Portuguese is puna
punish in Spanish is penar, castigar
punish in Swedish is bestraffa, straffa

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