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synonyms for punish

  • abuse
  • chastise
  • correct
  • crack down on
  • discipline
  • dismiss
  • execute
  • expel
  • fine
  • harm
  • hurt
  • incarcerate
  • sentence
  • batter
  • beat
  • blacklist
  • castigate
  • chasten
  • cuff
  • debar
  • defrock
  • exile
  • flog
  • immure
  • injure
  • lash
  • lecture
  • maltreat
  • misuse
  • oppress
  • paddle
  • reprove
  • scourge
  • spank
  • switch
  • train
  • whip
  • attend to
  • beat up
  • do in
  • give a going over
  • give the works
  • knock about
  • rap knuckles
  • rough up
  • slap wrist
  • teach a lesson
  • throw the book at
See also synonyms for: punished / punishes / punishing
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antonyms for punish

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  • aid
  • assist
  • benefit
  • compliment
  • help
  • preserve
  • welcome
  • boost
  • guard
  • lose
  • praise
  • protect
  • surrender
  • award
  • exonerate
  • let go
  • reward
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How to use punish in a sentence

Silver said in December that he hoped that players would stand for the anthem, but that he wouldn’t punish players who protested.
THE NBA’S WEEK OF CONTROVERSIES SHOW HOW HARD LIFE IS OUTSIDE OF THE BUBBLEBEN GOLLIVERFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Students will not be punished for using single-use plastics on campus, but school officials plan to offer enough alternatives so that students will not need to rely on plastics, Chapple said.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY COMMITS TO SINGLE-USE-PLASTIC BANLAUREN LUMPKINFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
To his credit, when he was in a position to financially punish me for saying no, he did not.
OUTING A CELEB SEX PEST AND MOURNING LARRY FLYNT … SORTAEUGENE ROBINSONFEBRUARY 11, 2021OZY
Those videos and other stuff happened before any of us were on the team, and it feels like we’re being punished.
FORMER CHEERLEADERS SETTLE WITH WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM AS PROGRAM’S FUTURE IS IN DOUBTBETH REINHARDFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Each practice session was planned to the minute, and players were punished if they were late.
MARTY SCHOTTENHEIMER, ONE OF THE NFL’S WINNINGEST COACHES, DIES AT 77MATT SCHUDELFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It is a road map and a clarion call for a healthier, more beautiful, more caring, less-punishing society.
WHAT ‘DEFUND THE POLICE’ REALLY MEANSSIMON BALTOFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Hunkered down at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, he has been quietly urging on efforts to punish those Republicans who turned against him during his final weeks in office while deciding against immediate comment on Greene or Cheney, aides say.
REPUBLICANS WORRY THEIR BIG TENT WILL MEAN BIG PROBLEMS IN 2022 ELECTIONSMICHAEL SCHERER, JOSH DAWSEYFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Desperate workers rush to delivery app jobs to find low pay and punishing rulesThe FTC alleges Amazon changed the way it paid drivers in late 2016, lowering the hourly rate and then used customer tips to make up the difference.
AMAZON SHORTCHANGED DRIVERS $61.7 MILLION IN TIPS. NOW IT HAS SETTLED WITH THE FTC TO PAY UPJAY GREENEFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
GameStop was picked because traders thought they could punish shorts, remember, not because it was going to bring a revolution to video game distribution.
IN 2021 EVERYONE GETS 15 MINUTES OF WEALTHALEX WILHELMFEBRUARY 2, 2021TECHCRUNCH
In November, voters punished Democrats and cut their majority in the House in a surprise move.
THIS TIME, IMPEACHMENT SEEMS TO BE A NO-BRAINER FOR DEMOCRATSPHILIP ELLIOTTJANUARY 12, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO PUNISH

  • fine
  • punish
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