verb (used with object), pe·nal·ized, pe·nal·iz·ing.
- penal code,
- penal servitude,
- penalty area,
- penalty box,
- penalty corner
Origin of penalize
Examples from the Web for penalize
Major League Baseball actually does not penalize usage in the bigs, but does crack down on minor leaguers.State Rep Pat Garofalo Says NBA Players Are Criminals|Robert Silverman|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So when Sotnikova stepped out of her jumping combination, the judges did penalize her.Sotnikova Beat Kim Yu-Na? Figure Skating Is Probably Corrupt (But We Knew That)|Kevin Fallon|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Barry was also known to penalize friends who wasted precioussmoke ( i.e. not performing TA) by denying them a hit.David Maraniss’s Biography Spills on Obama’s Pot-Smoking & More|Matthew DeLuca, Caitlin Dickson|May 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Such an act permits a government to censor and penalize the publication of information it deems secret.How the State Department Can Stop the Next WikiLeaks|James C. Goodale|December 1, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Attempts to penalize the group with exclusion have failed; perhaps, the time has come for a strategy that co-opts Hamas.
To penalize a yacht in proportion to the fineness of her performance is unfair to the craft and to her men.The Mirror of the Sea|Joseph Conrad
The Spanish Penal Code did not prohibit or penalize slavery, or the purchase or sale of human beings.
Law 54 provides that "A player cannot redouble his partner's double," but does not penalize such action.Auction of To-day|Milton C. Work
The act referred to prohibits slavery, but does not penalize it.
“I think it was pretty rough, Mr. Upton, to penalize him for an unintentional foul,” said Morrill.The Jester of St. Timothy's|Arthur Stanwood Pier