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penalize

or (especially British) penalise

[peen-l-ahyz, pen-] /ˈpin lˌaɪz, ˈpɛn-/
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.
Origin of penalize
1865-1870
1865-70; penal + -ize
Related forms
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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  • Hence the crudely ineffective idea of penalization as a preventive.

    Habits that Handicap Charles B. Towns
  • At present the only public recognition of the alcoholic is manifested through some form of penalization.

    Habits that Handicap Charles B. Towns
  • It will mean the penalization of real worth and the endowment of inferiority and incompetence.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for penalization

penalize

/ˈpiːnəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
penalization, penalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for penalization

penalize

v.

1868, from penal + -ize. Related: Penalized; penalizing.

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