What is another word for punish?
The word punish is a verb. Some words that mean punish are chastise, batter, whip, beat up, castigate, and misuse. Additional synonyms are spank, rough up, incarcerate, and maltreat.
What is the meaning of this sentence all you could do them for was illegal use of electricity to the value of sixty pee it is a sentence from the story blit by david langford?
I think the sentence referred to in this question is "All you could do . . . value of 60p." Here, the word "do" is a kind of slang for "prosecute" or "punish". The word "all" stands for "the most", or "the only". "do" stands for "prosecute" or "punish". So it means "The most you could punish them for would be for stealing 60p worth of electricity".
The allies wanted to punish Germany because they felt like Germany was responsible for the war. Countries that fought were exhausted, their economies and industries were in a bad state. There was a strong feeling that Germany should pay for the damage and destruction caused by the war. France wanted to punish and cripple Germany so that they could not start another war.