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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

Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.
Roberto Duran

Golfers have a tendency to be very masochistic. They like to punish themselves for some reason. A lot of them like tough courses.
Jack Nicklaus

Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes.
T. D. Jakes

How accurately can the law fix the crime? There has to be a mechanism for very fast action. The law is like this: catch them and punish them.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Typically, if you reward something, you get more of it. You punish something, you get less of it. And our businesses have been built for the last 150 years very much on that kind of motivational scheme.
Daniel H. Pink
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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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