Punish synonyms Category: Part of speech:
To reprimand or criticize harshly and usually angrily. Relating to discipline, i.e. order and/or punishment (British) Alternative spelling of . penalize
To impose a handicap on; place at a disadvantage:
To send into exile; banish: To lock away; to imprison, especially for breaking the law.
To be on display, as in a gallery.
To keep from being curtailed or exposed to risk:
(Obs.) To set a price on; appraise
To punish or rebuke severely.
To train by instruction and practice, as in following rules or developing self-control:
To speak to or communicate with (someone) in order to point out a mistake or error.
To punish, as for wrongdoing.
To impose a sentence on (a criminal defendant found guilty, for example).
To express disapproval to (someone); criticize:
To deliver a lecture to (a class or audience).
To put or keep in prison; jail
To cut off the head of; decapitate
To execute (a person sentenced to death) by means of electricity.
To direct or allow to leave:
To exclude someone from something
disbench (UK, law) To deprive (a bencher) of his privileges.
To deprive of an honorary position.
To strike, as with a strap or rod; lash; beat
To send (a sailor) to the masthead as a punishment
To injure with divine power.
To spank is defined as to slap on the rear-end to punish.
To stir, work, etc. with a paddle
To beat is to win, or to arrive first for something. To win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily
Flog is defined as to beat with a strap or stick as punishment.
To punish with a stick, bundle of twigs, or rod made of birch wood.
To strike, esp. with the open hand; slap
To bar or ostracize from social life, a particular profession, etc.
To touch or reach the ground.
give one one's comeuppance
To fix is defined as to repair, attach or secure.
To send or put away; get rid of
To express strong disapproval of
To consume entirely; finish off:
Condemning; expressing condemnation, explicitly or implicitly Having to do with discipline, or with the imposition of discipline.
Serving as or constituting a means or place of punishment:
Of, relating to, or expressing penitence.
The definition of penitentiary is punishable by imprisonment, or used for punishment or disciplining.
Inflicting or aiming to inflict punishment; punishing.
Inflicting or intended to inflict punishment.
Mild, kind, yet earnest reproof.
The imposition of a discretionary fine or penalty in an amount not set by statute.
A form of punishment in which a student is required to stay after school
Penance is self-punishment done to try to right a wrong, or the receipt of absolution from sins from a priest by fulfilling some requirement.
Purgatory is a place or state of being where people exist temporarily to admit their sins or receive punishment.
Violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.
(Archaic) Suitable repayment for one's actions; requital To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to use improperly; to misuse; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse one's authority. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
To inform or remind, by way of a warning
The definition of avenge is to get revenge for or punish someone for a wrongdoing.
1899, Kate Chopin, The Awakening:
To deprive of the right of church membership by ecclesiastical authority.
To reproach or punish severely:
(Informal) To experience distress, especially of a financial kind; be in need:
To do something in response to an action done to oneself or an associate, especially to attack or injure someone as a response to a hurtful action.
To inflict damage, injury, or punishment in return for (an injury, insult, etc.); retaliate for
To engage in a strike against an employer.
To overwork, misinterpret, or distort:
To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
Pardon is defined as to excuse or forgive for a minor offense. (Euphemistic) To dismiss from employment.
(Intransitive) To determine; to make or grant an award.
To scold or rebuke harshly Synonym Study
implies the infliction of tribulation in order to make obedient, meek, subdued, etc.""He chastens and hastens His will to make known'', a chastening experience
now implies punishment by severe public criticism or censure to castigate a corrupt official
may imply severe rebuke or, more usually, corporal punishment and connotes both retribution and correction
suggests punishment for the purpose of overcoming faults to correct unruly pupils
suggests punishment that is intended to control or to establish habits of self-control to discipline a naughty child
implies the infliction of some penalty on a wrongdoer and generally connotes retribution rather than correction to punish a murderer by hanging
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