Examples of penalize in a Sentence
The company was penalized for not paying taxes.
The hockey player was penalized for holding.
This law would unfairly penalize immigrants.
Recent Examples of penalize from the Web
A federal judge in California also blocked the administration’s threat to penalize cities that provide legal sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.
Like Dustin Johnson getting penalized on the last hole at the 2010 PGA for grounding his club in a fairway bunker.
The draft bill does not, as of yet, include a provision to penalize people who don’t maintain coverage continuously, senior GOP Senate staff said.
Based on the nature of what one of our ex-employees did, the committee penalized us beyond reason for the charges that were presented against us.
A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that curbed the government’s enforcement powers over Wall Street could hurt efforts to penalize private-equity managers over fees that the government considers poorly disclosed to investors.
When business is good, directors are reluctant to make downward adjustments: Why penalize the CEO when the company had a good year?
The FCC scrutinized Colbert's joke after receiving complaints from viewers but decided not to penalize the CBS host.
His view that the climate agreement penalized the United States economically prevailed.
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First Known Use of penalize
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Definition of penalize for English Language Learners
: to punish (someone or something) for breaking a rule or a law
: to give (someone) an unfair disadvantage
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Definition of penalize for Students
: to give a penalty to You'll be penalized for cheating.
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