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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After throwing the pass, Mitchell hit Smith in the back of the knees and was penalized for roughing the passer.
None of those who responded specifically backed Trump's call for kneeling athletes to be penalized.
Getting rid of them all would enable a huge reduction in overall rates and would have the advantage of penalizing just about everyone in the upper income brackets (not to mention radically simplifying the tax code).
The church can also excommunicate Freeman or otherwise penalize him as a church member—church membership is a private matter.
Gaskin cut outside for a 37-yard run that turned into a 52-yard gain after UCLA linebacker Krys Barnes was penalized for a horse collar tackle.
By starting the suspension next season, Manfred found a way to pinch Gurriel without unfairly penalizing his teammates who as of Tuesday night were still in pursuit of a World Series title.
Congress just passed a sanctions bill to penalize Iran for its various illicit activities, such as ballistic missile development and support to terrorist groups.
Busch was forced to pit because of a loose tire, then his Joe Gibbs Racing crew was penalized for going over the wall too soon, which would drop him back to 30th.
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First Known Use of penalize
Synonymscastigate, chasten, chastise, correct, discipline, punish
Antonymsexcuse, pardon, spare
Related Wordsassess, charge, dock, fine, impose, levy, mulct; convict, sentence; condemn, damn, denounce; criticize, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reprove; wreak
Near Antonymsforfeit; get off, ransom, release; commute, reprieve; absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate
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