punish (someone or oneself) for (something)

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punish (someone or oneself) for (something)

To penalize or discipline someone or oneself for some crime, wrong, mistake, or other transgression. Bob punished himself for breaking his diet over the holidays by only eating vegetables for two weeks straight. I feel like this heavy workload is the boss's way of punishing me for disagreeing with him during the meeting.
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punish someone for something

to discipline someone for [doing] something. Someone will punish you for what you did. Please don't punish me for doing it. I'm sorry.
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Subba asked how the law can punish someone for merely following ethnic traditions and practices when the Constitution allows all the ethnicity to follow their traditions and practices.
There is no provision in Canadian law to punish someone for killing an unborn child, even Asaara, who died just 20 days before her mother's April 27 due date.
But in 2004 when the state tried to punish someone for using Tymbou, it had lost the case in court both in the district courts and the Supreme Court.
Punitive damages are meant to punish someone for the wrong that they have done.
"People will not learn the lesson from what they have done if you just sentence them to death, you need to punish someone for at least years in jail so that the jailed person will be able to transform himself [or herself] to a better person once released," he added.
Under no circumstances, a crowd or any political group should have the power to punish someone for allegedly committing blasphemy particularly in the presence of courts and a legal system in the country.
Who could punish someone for rescuing puppies, after all, especially at Christmastime?
It is, of course, morally egregious, not to mention legally questionable under international law to punish someone for the alleged crimes of their spouses or their parents.
Kevin Berry, the EEOC's New York District director, added, "This case shows clearly the critical importance of employers training their supervisors to respond appropriately and effectively to discrimination complaints - and certainly never to punish someone for reporting such misconduct."
"We told the court that the clip wasn't produced and you can't punish someone for something hasn't happened."
"You don't punish someone for the same thing twice.
"But there comes a time when the court simply has to send someone to prison to punish someone for what they have done.
How can they punish someone for a crime committed when he was a child?"
Montgomerie added at the time: "It's not a ban because if somebody does it how can you punish someone for it?" EUROPE NICOLAS COLSAERTS SERGIO GARCIA MARTIN KAYMER GRAEME McDOWELL FRANCESCO MOLINARI JUSTIN ROSE LUKE DONALD RORY McILROY PETER HANSON PAUL LAWRIE IAN POULTER LEE WESTWOOD UNITED STATES KEEGAN BRADLEY JIM FURYK ZACH JOHNSON PHIL MICKELSON BRANDT SNEDEKER BUBBA WATSON JASON DUFNER DUSTIN JOHNSON MATT KUCHAR WEBB SIMPSON STEVE STRICKER TIGER WOODS
If you punish someone for 'being bad', you end up just 'controlling' them."