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punish

verb amerce, bring to retribution, call to account, castigate, chasten, chastise, condemn, correct, discipline, exact retribution, flog, inflict penalty, lash, penalize, reprimand, retaliate, scourge, sentence, slate, smite, subject to penalty, take to task, take vengeance on, teach a lesson to, torture, trounce, whip
Associated concepts: cruel and excessive punishment, cruel and inhuman punishment, cruel and unusual punishment, excessive punishment
Foreign phrases: In quo quis delinquit, in eo de jure est puniendus.In whatever the offense, he is to be punished by the law.
See also: beat, convict, fine, inflict, mulct, penalize, repay, reprehend, strike
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However, if this punisher is joined by another punisher in the neighborhood, together they can induce cooperation and gain a social benefit.
Nobody seems to want to take responsibility for the crimes carried out against animals leaving the punishers free to carry on as they please.
It came back from a three-run deficit to defeat the host Punishers 4-3 before losing to Impact 4-3 in the semifinals.
Women don't stand up and say, "I've had an abortion," because they are afraid the punishers will get them.