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1 Translation result for punish in Spanish

verb

punish verb

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punished, has punished, is punishing, punishes
castigar

Example sentences of
punish verb

  • I think that murderers should be punished by life imprisonment.
  • She was punished for lying.
  • His parents punished him by taking away his allowance.
  • How should I punish my child's misbehavior?
  • State law punishes fraud with fines.

Synonyms of
punish verb

Detailed synonyms for punish verb

Punish, chastise, castigate, discipline, penalize significan infligir una pena en retribución por una fechoría.
  • Punish indica el imponer una pena por la violación de una ley, por desobediencia o por una fechoría <had been punished for stealing>.
    antonyms: excuse, pardon
  • Chastise puede aplicarse, ya sea a la imposición de un castigo corporal o bien a una censura o denuncia verbal <chastised his son for neglecting his studies>.
  • Castigate indica un severo, y normalmente público, azote verbal <an editorial castigating the mayor and his council>.
  • Discipline indica el castigar o reprender con el fin de poner o mantener bajo control <the duty of parents to discipline their children>.
  • Penalize connota castigar a alguien o a algo por violar una ley o una regla <penalized the company for not paying taxes>.

Reverse translation for punish

castigar  - to punish 
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