- （处罚） punish; penalize:
severely punish any enemy that dares to intrude 严惩敢于入侵之敌
- （警戒） take or give warning:
take warning from the past in order to be more careful in the future 惩前毖后
The punishment inflicted on them was too mild.
He deserved to be punished.
The teacher blazoned she would punish the bad student.
The chief of the police department demanded severe punishments for criminals.
The boy avoided punishment by running away.
He deserves to be punished with the full rigor of the law.
They take him and make him an example for other petty kings.
Learn from past mistakes to avoid future ones.
Severely punish the ringleader as a warning to the rest.
The severe punishment is a warning to others.