CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1、pun- + -ish.
- punish:  Latin pūnīre ‘punish’ was derived from the noun poena ‘penalty, punishment’ (source of English pain). It passed into Old French as punir, whose stem puniss- gave English punish. A derivative of pūnīre was pūnitīvus ‘inflicting punishment’, which has given English punitive .
- punish (v.)
- c. 1300, from Old French puniss-, extended present participle stem of punir "to punish," from Latin punire "punish, correct, chastise; take vengeance for; inflict a penalty on, cause pain for some offense," earlier poenire, from poena "penalty, punishment" (see penal). Colloquial meaning "to inflict heavy damage or loss" is first recorded 1801, originally in boxing. Related: Punished; punishing.
- 1. Current employment laws will be changed to reward effort and punish laziness.
- 2. I don't believe that George ever had to punish the children.
- 3. Don't punish your child for being honest.
- 4. His father meted out punish-ment with a slipper.
- 5. I'm just watching for a chance to punish him in return!
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