Synonyms of punish in English:

punish

verb

  • 1 they punished their children
    informal wallop, come down on (like a ton of bricks)
  • 2 higher charges would punish the poor
    penalize, unfairly disadvantage, handicap, hurt, wrong, ill-use, maltreat
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    Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
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