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penalize

pe·nal·ize

penalize

 
 
pronunciation:
pi n laIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: penalized, penalizes, penalizing
definition 1: to inflict a penalty on (a person or group).
The skater was penalized for omitting a required jump .The judge penalized the company for unfair hiring practices.
 
antonyms:
reward
similar words:
fine, punish
definition 2: to declare punishable or inflict a punishment for (an act, offense, or the like).
This type of offense is penalized severely in this state.
similar words:
punish
definition 3: to impose a disadvantage or handicap on.
The educational system penalizes children whose parents are unwilling or incapable of giving them extra help.
antonyms:
favor
derivations: penalizable (adj.), penalization (n.)