Penalize Definition

pēnə-līz, pĕnə-
penalized, penalizes, penalizing
verb
penalized, penalizes, penalizing
To make punishable; set a penalty for (an offense, etc.)
Webster's New World
To impose a penalty on; specif., to subject to a handicap in a contest as penalty for the infraction of a rule.
Webster's New World
To put at a disadvantage.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Penalize

  • From penal +"Ž -ize.

    From Wiktionary

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