Definition for Punish

punish, v. [Fr. < L. pūnīre, punish < Gk ποινή, fine, penalty, requital, punishment.] (webplay: life, loss).

  1. Chastise; admonish; reprove; condemn; penalize; discipline; inflict unpleasant restrictions on in consequence of sinful actions.
  2. Harm; hinder; wreak vengeance on.
  3. Afflict; cause to suffer; inflict tribulation on; plague with trials.

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