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synonyms for punishes

  • 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

antonyms for punishes

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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 punishes in a sentence

The law punishes false imprisonment as a crime; the person unlawfully imprisoned also has a civil action for damages.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Is it not calumniating a just God, to say that He punishes men for their faults, even in the present life?
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
A God who punishes the faults which He could have prevented, is a being who lacks wisdom, goodness, and equity.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
In a God who punishes the being he has tempted, or subjected to temptation, do you perceive any equity?
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
The God who is so just, sometimes punishes men who cannot divine the cause of his vengeance.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
They are the publication of natural religion,--that God is a rewarder of virtuous actions, and punishes wicked deeds.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IIJOHN LORD
He arrests, punishes and banishes, where there is trace of cooperation or connection with Deserter Fritz and his schemes.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
He foreordains their sins and then punishes his children for sins that he wills them to commit.
THE NECESSITY OF ATHEISMDR. D.M. BROOKS
My mother rebuked me for this, and said, "God punishes any one who calls his mother Mama Kuza."
SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.SOLOMON MAIMON
This restless and tormenting passion for gold punishes them for aiming at other advantages by love than love itself.
THE LOVE LETTERS OF ABELARD AND HELOISEPETER ABELARD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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