Translation of punish in Spanish:

punish

Pronunciation: /ˈpʌnɪʃ/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (chastise) [child] castigar*; [offender/offense] castigar*, sancionar [formal] he's been punished enough by having to miss the game ya ha sido bastante castigo tener que perderse el partido
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    • This contravenes the movies' typical treatment of cads, who are usually punished for their moral transgressions or transformed into dullards by the power of love.
    • Noir was the perfect response to the censors - the Code demanded that people be punished for their sins, and in film noir everyone pays.
    • A minute later the visitors were punished for their miss when Lennon took a pass on the turn and rifled the ball into the right-hand corner to give Monksland the lead.
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    • The official failure to condemn or punish rape gives it an overt political sanction, which allows rape and other forms of torture and ill-treatment to become tools of military strategy.
    • Then when Jed were penalised for a stamping offence, Stenhouse punished the misdemeanour with well-struck kick to put the Greens eight points ahead.
    • He is talking, believe it or not, about an overdue, ponderous but worthy apparatus for punishing war crimes.
  • 2 (treat harshly) [error/lapse] aprovechar; [ball/opponent] castigar*; [body/engine] castigar*, exigirle* demasiado a
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    • One lapse of concentration costs you dearly at this level and any mistakes are generally punished with a goal.
    • Gomersal came back in the second half to punish mistakes and take the game 2-1.
    • His miss handed Cougars a scrum in front of the posts - but they let him off the hook by not punishing his mistake with a score.
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    • By going to this extreme you are unfairly punishing the individual in the pursuit of spiteful gossip.
    • Patti Fritz argues that such a fee unfairly punishes elderly residents who put away savings for their retirement years.
    • Dr Fundanga said all that was needed was a comprehensive framework for enforcement rather than on an ad hoc basis because this would end up punishing some members unfairly.
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    • It was hard to imagine how that merry prankster and mistress of worthy causes could be subject to such punishing mood swings.
    • His length had improved and he was much more severe in punishing any loose shots played by Darwish.
    • Seems perfectly reasonable to me that the Doctor's control of the energy would be more punishing and exhausting - even damaging - than Rose's.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.