Punish

Definition of Punish

Pun´ish
v. t.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 disobedience.
[imp. & p. p. Punished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Punishing.]
A greater power
Now ruled him, punished in the shape he sinned.
- Milton.
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.
4.To deal with roughly or harshly; - chiefly used with regard to a contest; as, our troops punished the enemy.

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