Punish synonyms

pŭn'ĭsh
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To reprimand or criticize harshly and usually angrily.
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To impose a handicap on; place at a disadvantage:
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To build into a wall:
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To send into exile; banish:
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To train by instruction and practice, as in following rules or developing self-control:
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To speak to or communicate with (someone) in order to point out a mistake or error.
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To punish, as for wrongdoing.
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To punish or reprimand for the sake of improvement; to discipline.
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To impose a sentence on (a criminal defendant found guilty, for example).
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To express disapproval to (someone); criticize:
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To deliver a lecture to (a class or audience).
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Well, nicely, in a positive way
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To lock away; to imprison, especially for breaking the law.
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To put or keep in prison; jail
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(Computing) To start, launch or run; as, to execute a program.
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To cut off the head of; decapitate
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To be on display, as in a gallery.
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To execute (a person sentenced to death) by means of electricity.
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To direct or allow to leave:
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To exclude someone from something
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(UK, law) To deprive (a bencher) of his privileges.
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To deprive of an honorary position.
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To strike, as with a strap or rod; lash; beat
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To send (a sailor) to the masthead as a punishment
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To scold or rebuke harshly
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To injure with divine power.
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To spank is defined as to slap on the rear-end to punish.
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To stir, work, etc. with a paddle
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To beat is to win, or to arrive first for something.
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To win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily
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Flog is defined as to beat with a strap or stick as punishment.
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To punish with a stick, bundle of twigs, or rod made of birch wood.
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To strike, esp. with the open hand; slap
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To put on a blacklist
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To bar or ostracize from social life, a particular profession, etc.
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(Idiomatic) To punish someone so as to be a warning to others.
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To defeat soundly:
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To touch or reach the ground.
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(Idiomatic, informal) To apply the harshest possible punishment to.
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(Idiomatic) To scold; to punish, especially verbally.
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To fix is defined as to repair, attach or secure.
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To send or put away; get rid of
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To express strong disapproval of
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To consume entirely; finish off:
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Serving or tending to castigate.
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Condemning; expressing condemnation, explicitly or implicitly
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Of or pertaining to correction; serving to correct
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Relating to discipline, i.e. order and/or punishment
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Having to do with discipline, or with the imposition of discipline.
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Of or pertaining to expiation
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Engaging in flagellation
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Serving as or constituting a means or place of punishment:
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Of, relating to, or expressing penitence.
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The definition of penitentiary is punishable by imprisonment, or used for punishment or disciplining.
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Inflicting or aiming to inflict punishment; punishing.
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Inflicting or intended to inflict punishment.
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Relating to or part of a retaliation.
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Having a tendency to vindicate.
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Promoting or producing retribution or punishment.
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Mild, kind, yet earnest reproof.
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The imposition of a discretionary fine or penalty in an amount not set by statute.
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Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism.
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A form of punishment in which a student is required to stay after school
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A means of expiating.
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(Idiomatic) A punishment or reward that is considered to be what the recipient deserved.
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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.
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(Obsolete) punishment
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Purgatory is a place or state of being where people exist temporarily to admit their sins or receive punishment.
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Violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.
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(Archaic) Suitable repayment for one's actions; requital
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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.]
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To inform or remind, by way of a warning
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To punish; to make an exaction.
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The definition of avenge is to get revenge for or punish someone for a wrongdoing.
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To flog with a cane
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1899, Kate Chopin, The Awakening:
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To deprive of the right of church membership by ecclesiastical authority.
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To reproach or punish severely:
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(Informal) To experience distress, especially of a financial kind; be in need:
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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.
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To inflict damage, injury, or punishment in return for (an injury, insult, etc.); retaliate for
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To fasten with a strap
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To engage in a strike against an employer.
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To overwork, misinterpret, or distort:
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To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
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Pardon is defined as to excuse or forgive for a minor offense.
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(Euphemistic) To dismiss from employment.
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(Intransitive) To determine; to make or grant an award.
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To keep from being curtailed or exposed to risk:
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(Obs.) To set a price on; appraise
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To punish or rebuke severely.
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(British) Alternative spelling of penalize.
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Synonym Study

  • Chasten 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
  • Castigate now implies punishment by severe public criticism or censure to castigate a corrupt official
  • Chastise may imply severe rebuke or, more usually, corporal punishment and connotes both retribution and correction
  • Correct suggests punishment for the purpose of overcoming faults to correct unruly pupils
  • Discipline suggests punishment that is intended to control or to establish habits of self-control to discipline a naughty child
  • Punish 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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