EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), pe·nal·ized, pe·nal·iz·ing. to subject to a penalty, as a person. to declare (an action, deed, etc.) punishable by law or rule. to put under a disadvantage or handicap.
, especially British pe·nal·ise. Origin of penalize
First recorded in
-ize Related forms pe·nal·iz·a·ble, adjective pe·nal·i·za·tion, noun non·pe·nal·ized, adjective o·ver·pe·nal·i·za·tion, noun o·ver·pe·nal·ize, verb (used with object), o·ver·pe·nal·ized, o·ver·pe·nal·iz·ing. re·pe·nal·ize, verb (used with object), re·pe·nal·ized, re·pe·nal·iz·ing. un·pe·nal·ized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for penalise Historical Examples of penalise
You know, of course, that the intention of our law is ever to
penalise the wrong-doer.
He tried some curious devices to
penalise himself for laziness.
Special care should be taken that taxation is so adjusted as not to
penalise parenthood in the socially valuable middle class.
When prevention has been properly taught, then it is fair to
penalise those who wilfully neglect to take precautions.
Moulders do not admit women, and
penalise members who give instruction to female workers in any branch. British Dictionary definitions for penalise verb (tr) to impose a penalty on (someone), as for breaking a law or rule to inflict a handicap or disadvantage on sport to award a free stroke, point, or penalty against (a player or team) to declare (an act) legally punishable; make subject to a penalty Derived Forms penalization or penalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for penalise v.
chiefly British English spelling of
penalize; for suffix, see -ize. Related: Penalised; penalising. v.
penal + -ize. Related: Penalized; penalizing.
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