penalize [ peen-l-ahyz, pen-] 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 penalization Historical Examples of penalization
Hence the crudely ineffective idea of
penalization as a preventive.
At present the only public recognition of the alcoholic is manifested through some form of
It will mean the
penalization of real worth and the endowment of inferiority and incompetence. British Dictionary definitions for penalization 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 penalization v.
penal + -ize. Related: Penalized; penalizing.
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