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penalize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of penalize

  1. to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime <the player was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct> Synonyms castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, discipline, punishRelated Words assess, charge, dock, fine, impose, levy, mulct; convict, sentence; condemn, damn, denounce; criticize, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reprove; wreakNear Antonyms forfeit; get off, ransom, release; commute, reprieve; absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicateAntonyms excuse, pardon, spare


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a harsh rebuke

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