What is another word for punishing?

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Adjective
Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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Striking
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Relating to retribution
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Harsh or inflexible
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The infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense
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Present participle for penalize for wrongdoing
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“Was I being punished for something that I didn't know about?”
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Present participle for to cause to suffer for crime or misconduct, to administer disciplinary action
“It has never managed to explain that discrepancy in its philosophy - punish poor people and they will do better, and reward rich people and they will do better.”
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Present participle for to capitalize on (an opponent's mistake), especially in sport
“The visitors took the lead through Paul Coffey after 15 minutes, who was on hand to punish a mix-up between goalkeeper Colin McCabe and Willie Holligan.”
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Present participle for to criticize or reprimand (someone) severely
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Present participle for subject to a penalty or punishment
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Present participle for to get revenge on
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Present participle for to cause anguish or distress to
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Present participle for to penalize someone for a punishable offense
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Present participle for to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party
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Present participle for to discipline (one's body, appetites etc) by suppressing desires
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Present participle for to work arduously in pursuit of an aim or goal
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Present participle for to cause physical pain to
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Present participle for to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
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Present participle for to cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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Present participle for annoy or provoke in an unkind way
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Present participle for to afflict or haunt with (harm)
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