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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Punish \Pun"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Punished; p. pr. & vb.
n. Punishing.] [OE. punischen, F. punir, from L. punire,
punitum, akin to poena punishment, penalty. See Pain, and
1. 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
A greater power
Now ruled him, punished in the shape he sinned.
2. 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.
3. To injure, as by beating; to pommel. [Low]
4. To deal with roughly or harshly; -- chiefly used with
regard to a contest; as, our troops punished the enemy.
[Colloq. or Slang]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Syn: To chastise; castigate; scourge; whip; lash; correct;
discipline. See Chasten.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: subjected to a penalty (as pain or shame or restraint or
loss) for an offense or fault or in order to coerce some
behavior (as a confession or obedience) [ant:
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