Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: verb

To inflict a penalty upon; requite with penalty; chastise; castigate.

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Usage examples "punish":

  1. " I would not punish you. - "One Maid's Mischief", George Manville Fenn.
  2. " He can break his neck if he wants to," remarked Amarilly, when besought by Co to punish him too. - "Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley", Belle K. Maniates.
  3. " They'll try to punish me," she answered. - "The Harbor", Ernest Poole.