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.
First Known Use of penalize
PENALIZE Defined for English Language Learners
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
PENALIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of penalize for Students
: to give a penalty to You'll be penalized for cheating.
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