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penalize

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verb pe·nal·ize \ˈpē-nə-ˌlīz, ˈpe-\

Simple Definition of penalize

  • : to punish (someone or something) for breaking a rule or a law

  • : to give (someone) an unfair disadvantage

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of penalize

penalized

penalizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to inflict a penalty on

  3. 2 :  to put at a serious disadvantage

penalization

play \-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of penalize in a sentence

  1. The company was penalized for not paying taxes.

  2. The hockey player was penalized for holding.

  3. This law would unfairly penalize immigrants.



1868

First Known Use of penalize

1868


PENALIZE Defined for Kids

penalize

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verb pe·nal·ize \ˈpē-nə-ˌlīz, ˈpe-\

Definition of penalize for Students

penalized

penalizing

  1. :  to give a penalty to <You'll be penalized for cheating.>





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