How to Pronounce punishment?

Correct pronunciation for the word "punishment" is [pˈʌnɪʃmənt], [pˈʌnɪʃmənt], [p_ˈʌ_n_ɪ_ʃ_m_ə_n_t].

"Punishment" in context

Punishment is an action taken by a person, authority or court to impose a consequence for wrong deeds which has the aim of deterring future violations. Punishment typically involves causing a negative outcome to the offending individual or group, such as fines, incarceration, physical abuse, public humiliation, and so on. It can also be used to redirect behavior, as it provides a powerful incentive to desist from further wrongdoings. Punishment is not only used as a legal measure, but is often seen in disciplinary action taken by parents and teachers to discipline children and students.


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