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1. penalize

verb. ['ˈpɛnəˌlaɪz, ˈpiːnəˌlaɪz'] impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on.

Synonyms

  • castigate
  • guess
  • discipline
  • pillory
  • amerce
  • estimate
  • gauge
  • sort out
  • put to death
  • revenge
  • retaliate
  • judge
  • victimize
  • correct
  • execute
  • tar-and-feather
  • punish
  • penalise
  • avenge
  • approximate
  • victimise

Antonyms

  • indiscipline
  • praise
  • disrespect
  • thinness

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • penal (English)
  • peinal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Penalize

  • analyze
  • brutalize
  • butterfly's
  • cannibalize
  • capitalize
  • caramelize
  • catalyze
  • centralize
  • civilize
  • collateralize
  • commercialize
  • compartmentalize
  • creolize
  • criminalize
  • crystallize
  • generalize
  • globalize
  • hospitalize
  • hydrolyze
  • legalize

How do you pronounce penalize?

Pronounce penalize as ˈpɛnəˌlaɪz.

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Sentences with penalize


1. Verb, base form
Your boss will have no choice but to give you the time off or penalize you for your boldness.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Credit card issuers also penalize late-paying customers by increasing the interest rate on any outstanding balance.

Quotes about penalize


1. The only ethical principle which has made science possible is that the truth shall be told all the time. If we do not penalize false statements made in error, we open up the way for false statements by intention. And a false statement of fact, made deliberately, is the most serious crime a scientist can commit.
- Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

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