Synonyms and Antonyms of punish
to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime the child was punished for breaking dishes on purpose if caught, the thief will be severely punished Synonyms of punish castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, discipline, penalize Words Related to punish assess, charge, dock, fine, impose, levy, mulct; convict, sentence; condemn, damn, denounce; criticize, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reprove; wreak Near Antonyms of punish forfeit; get off, ransom, release; commute, reprieve; absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate Antonyms of punish excuse, pardon, spare
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