Definitions of "punish"
  1. When a penalty is enforced due to someone's misdeed, offense, or rule-breaking
  2. The action of imposing a penalty on someone who has committed an offense, with the aim of retributing, retaliating, or deterring future offenses
  3. The act of carrying out a penalty or punishment
How to use "punish" in a sentence
  1. The court decided to punish the offender with a fine for his reckless driving.
  2. An individual might be punished by the law if they are found guilty of tax evasion.
  3. The teacher had to punish the student for breaking the school's code of conduct.

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