Penalize
Penalize Pe"nal*ize, v. t. 1. To make penal. [1913 Webster]

2. (Sport.) To put a penalty on. See {Penalty}, 3. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • penalize — UK US /ˈpiːnəlaɪz/ verb [T] ► to treat someone or something in a way that gives them a disadvantage: »The current tax system penalizes people on low incomes. »The stock was penalized because Wall Street believed the company s financials would… …   Financial and business terms

  • penalize — I verb amerce, avenge, bring to account, call to account, carry out a sentence, castigate, chastise, confiscate, correct, discipline, exact a penalty, exact retribution, execute a sentence, execute judgment, fine, forfeit, harm, hurt, impose a… …   Law dictionary

  • penalize — formed in English 1868 from PENAL (Cf. penal) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Penalized; penalizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • penalize — (Amer.) pe·nal·ize || pɪːnÉ™laɪz v. punish, give a penalty; (Law) declare something or an action punishable by regulation or by a law (also penalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • penalize — [v] punish amerce, castigate, chasten, chastise, condemn, correct, discipline, dock*, fine, handicap, hit with*, impose penalty, inflict handicap, judge, mulct, put at disadvantage, scold, slap with*, throw the book at*; concept 122 Ant. excuse,… …   New thesaurus

  • penalize — (also penalise) ► VERB 1) subject to a penalty or punishment. 2) Law make (an action) legally punishable. 3) put in an unfavourable position. DERIVATIVES penalization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • penalize — [pē′nə līz΄, pen′əlīz΄] vt. penalized, penalizing 1. to make punishable; set a penalty for (an offense, etc.) 2. to impose a penalty on; specif., to subject to a handicap in a contest as penalty for the infraction of a rule 3. to put at a… …   English World dictionary

  • penalize — UK [ˈpiːnəlaɪz] / US [ˈpɪn(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms penalize : present tense I/you/we/they penalize he/she/it penalizes present participle penalizing past tense penalized past participle penalized 1) to treat someone in an unfair way …   English dictionary

  • penalize — v. (D; tr.) to penalize for * * * [ piːn(ə)laɪz] (D; tr.) to penalize for …   Combinatory dictionary

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