What is the meaning of punish?

verb

  • Impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on.
    • usage: "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"
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APAWordNet. (2010). punish. Retrieved March 27, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/punish/definitions/1304690
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "punish" http://smartdefine.org/punish/definitions/1304690 (accessed March 27, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, punish, Smart Define, viewed 27 March, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/punish/definitions/1304690>.
MLAWordNet. "punish" 23 October 2010. Web. 27 March 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/punish/definitions/1304690>
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