Examples of punish in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of punish from the Web
It was expected to punish the island of 3.4 million people with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours.
Last week saw Kobe’s stock collapse 41 percent as investors rushed to punish the latest instance of corporate malfeasance in Japan, following similar misconduct around data at companies such as Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Asahi Kasei Corp.
The Complex were the bullies, insistent on their ideas, their values, their narrative, and willing to punish through public humiliation those, like Justice Clarence Thomas, who took a different view of matters.
Geng also urged a renewal of talks with North Korea, in keeping with longstanding Chinese policy, and said Beijing opposed unilateral measures such as those imposed by the U.S. that would punish Chinese persons or entities without a U.N. mandate.
While announcing the program during a speech in the Rose Garden, Obama said those DREAMers didn't make the decision to enter the U.S. illegally and shouldn't be punished as a result.
Markland said the testing wouldn't be used to punish property owners if contamination is found.
Calling for enforcement that punishes companies that hire undocumented immigrants, rather than the immigrants themselves, is a cruel sleight of hand.
The suit accuses Cullman County court officers of setting a one-size-fits-all bond amount that unfairly punishes poor defendants like Parrish.
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Synonymscastigate, chasten, chastise, correct, discipline, penalize
Antonymsexcuse, pardon, spare
Related Wordsassess, charge, dock, fine, impose, levy, mulct; convict, sentence; condemn, damn, denounce; criticize, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reprove; wreak
Near Antonymsforfeit; get off, ransom, release; commute, reprieve; absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate
Synonym Discussion of punish
- punished for stealing
- chastised his son for neglecting his studies
- an editorial castigating the entire city council
- chastened by a landslide election defeat
- parents must discipline their children
- the function of prison is to correct the wrongdoer
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Synonym Discussion of punish
- The criminals were punished with life imprisonment.
- Parents must discipline their children.
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