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pun·ish

punish

 
 
pronunciation:
puh nihsh
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part of speech: verb
inflections: punishes, punishing, punished
definition 1: to cause to suffer for doing something wrong.
The principal punished Tyler for skipping class.
synonyms:
penalize
antonyms:
pardon
similar words:
discipline, fine, sentence, tar and feather
definition 2: to harm or treat in a rough way; injure.
Running the long race punished my legs.
synonyms:
abuse, damage, harm, injure
similar words:
batter, beat up, cripple, hurt, impair, ruin, spoil, thrash
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derivation: punisher (n.)
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  crime, law, moral