Definition of P
to put a penalty or consequence in
Examples of Punish in a sen
New laws were put in place to punish those who continue to break littering laws.
Angered by the sight of her broken lamp, mother couldn’t wait to punish her careless children.
During the press conference, the sheriff vowed to punish those responsible for the heinous crime.
Voters use their vote to punish the city’s dirty politicians for their greed.
As a way to punish the teen for no doing his chores, he was no longer allowed to use his iPad.
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