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.
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They are penalized at work for making their families a priority, while also being expected to handle the vast majority of child and elder care.
But on lap 117 Dowling was penalized for jumping a restart, handing the lead to McKennedy, who looked to be on a cruise to his second consecutive victory after winning the season opener at Myrtle Beach.
While the Chinese did not target soybeans in their initial tariffs list, many in the soybean industry worry they will be penalized in a trade dispute given China’s importance as a market for exports.
But we are also told that Asian Americans are penalized for those same policies.
The New York Times report said the Saints anti-fraternization policy requires cheerleaders to avoid contact with players, in person or online, even though players are not penalized for pursuing such engagement with cheerleaders.
The ride-hailing companies, meanwhile, are generally in favor of congestion charges, especially ones that don’t penalize ride-hail passengers any more than personal car owners.
Under the basic framework of the program, companies would either be charged a tax for emitting beyond certain levels, or would participate in a trading program that penalizes polluters by rewarding those who comply with federal emissions levels.
And in Ohio, opponents have gone to federal court to block a law to take effect March 23 that would penalize doctors who perform abortions sought by women because of a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
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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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