Penalize



[peen-l-ahyz, pen-] /ˈpin lˌaɪz, ˈpɛn-/

verb (used with object), penalized, penalizing.
1.
to subject to a penalty, as a person.
2.
to declare (an action, deed, etc.) punishable by law or rule.
3.
to put under a disadvantage or handicap.
/ˈpiːnəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to impose a penalty on (someone), as for breaking a law or rule
2.
to inflict a handicap or disadvantage on
3.
(sport) to award a free stroke, point, or penalty against (a player or team)
4.
to declare (an act) legally punishable; make subject to a penalty
v.

1868, from penal + -ize. Related: Penalized; penalizing.

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