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pun·ish

punish

 
 
pronunciation:
puh nihsh
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part of speech: verb
inflections: punishes, punishing, punished
definition: to cause someone to experience a thing that is painful or not pleasant because he or she did something wrong.
He punished his son for telling lies.
similar words:
discipline
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derivation: punisher (n.)
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  crime, law, moral