English verb: punish
|1.||punish (social) impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on|
|Samples||The students were penalized for showing up late for class.|
We had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Narrower (hyponym)||amerce, avenge, castigate, correct, discipline, execute, pillory, put to death, retaliate, revenge, scourge, sort out, tar-and-feather, victimise, victimize|
|Entail||approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge|