- 惩 [chéng]
- （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.