Definition of Penalize

1. Verb. Impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on. "We had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"




Definition of Penalize

1. v. t. To make penal.

Definition of Penalize

1. Verb. (transitive) To subject to a penalty, ''especially'' for the infringement of a rule or regulation. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive sports) To impose a handicap on. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Penalize

1. to subject to a penalty [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Penalize

penal colony
penal facility
penal institution
penal notice
penal substitution
penalisation
penalise
penalised
penalises
penalising
penalities
penality
penalizable
penalization
penalizations
penalize (current term)
penalized
penalizes
penalizing
penall
penally
penalties
penalty
penalty arc
penalty arcs
penalty area
penalty areas
penalty box
penalty boxes
penalty copy

Literary usage of Penalize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pensions and the Principles of Their Evaluation by Llewellyn Jones Llewellyn, Arthur Bassett Jones (1919)
"To penalize one disabled soldier for not undergoing medical treatment, ... Put medical and surgical cases on an equal footing—if you penalize one, ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1913)
"... we nevertheless think that the Hardwick Case is controlling because the legislation of Congress as clearly excludes the right of a state to penalize for ..."

3. The Australasian Naval and Military Annual with which is Incorporated "the (1912)
"... any son or ward who is so serving or liable to serve"; (b) by omitting from sub-section (1) the words "or in any way penalize or attempt to penalize," ..."

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