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punish verb

ADV. severely | justifiably, justly | unfairly | accordingly, duly Those who had opposed the court were duly punished.

VERB + PUNISH want to | try to He was trying to punish her for deserting him all those years ago. | be designed to Damages are not designed to punish the person in breach, but to compensate for the loss sustained.

PREP. by Never punish children by making them go hungry. | for They will be severely punished for their crimes. | with Offenders will be punished with a £1,000 fine.