overpenalize

penalize

[peen-l-ahyz, pen-]
verb (used with object), penalized, penalizing.
1.
to subject to a penalty, as a person.
2.
to declare (an action, deed, etc.) punishable by law or rule.
3.
to put under a disadvantage or handicap.
Also, especially British, penalise.


Origin:
1865–70; penal + -ize

penalizable, adjective
penalization, noun
nonpenalized, adjective
overpenalization, noun
overpenalize, verb (used with object), overpenalized, overpenalizing.
repenalize, verb (used with object), repenalized, repenalizing.
unpenalized, adjective
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penalize or penalise (ˈpiːnəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to impose a penalty on (someone), as for breaking a law or rule
2.  to inflict a handicap or disadvantage on
3.  sport to award a free stroke, point, or penalty against (a player or team)
4.  to declare (an act) legally punishable; make subject to a penalty
 
penalise or penalise
 
vb
 
penali'zation or penalise
 
n
 
penali'sation or penalise
 
n

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