Synonyms of punish in English:
1 some parents punish their children harder than they should
penalize, discipline, mete out punishment to, bring someone to book, teach someone a lesson, make an example of;
informalget, scalp, murder, wallop, thump, give it to someone, throw the book at, come down on (like a ton of bricks), have someone's guts for garters, skin alive
British informaldrop on, give someone what for
North American informaltear down
archaicchasten, recompense, visit
[Antonyms] pardon, exonerate
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