penalize

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EtymologyEdit

From penal +‎ -ize.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈpiː.nəl.aɪz/, /ˈpɛn.əl.aɪz/

VerbEdit

penalize (third-person singular simple present penalizes, present participle penalizing, simple past and past participle penalized)

  1. (transitive) To subject to a penalty, especially for the infringement of a rule or regulation.
  2. (transitive, sports) To impose a handicap on.

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Last modified on 6 October 2013, at 23:39