penalize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To susceptible to a penalty, especially for violation of a law or official regulation. See Synonyms at punish.
    • To impose a handicap on; place at a disadvantage.
    • to produce penal.
    • To put a penalty on. See Penalty, 3.
  • verb:
    • To susceptible to a penalty, particularly for the violation of a rule or legislation.
    • To impose a handicap on.
    • enforce a penalty on; inflict punishment on
  • others:
    • To set under a penalty, in easier infraction, falsification, and/or like: said of regulations, statements, etc.; subject, expose, or render liable to a penalty: said of persons. In addition spelled penalise.
    • To affix just what amounts to a penalty to some work that's not alone a penal offense; to at the mercy of a disadvantage; handicap.

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