v. 处罚; 判罪; 责怪
To punish someone means to make them suffer in some way because they have done something wrong.
I don't believe that George ever had to punish the children...
According to present law, the authorities can only punish smugglers with small fines...
To punish a crime means to punish anyone who commits that crime.
The government voted to punish corruption in sport with up to four years in jail...
Such behaviour is unacceptable and will be punished.
1. impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on;
Gessler turned red with anger. He then thought of a plan to punish William Tell.
I'm just watching for a chance to punish him in return!
To punish those who knowingly and willfully attempt to violate civil tax laws.
It is the business of the police to prevent and detect crime and of the law courts to punish crime.
As your father, I can set you free, but in my capacity as a king of the country I must do my duty and punish you.
作为你父亲, 我可以释放你, 但作为一个国王,我必须履行我的职责处罚你.