penalise

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Verb[change]

Plain form
penalise

Third-person singular
penalises

Past tense
penalised

Past participle
penalised

Present participle
penalising

  1. When you penalise someone, you impose a penalty on the person, especially if the person has broken a rule or regulation.
    When you give such a long answer to a question that requires only one line in the examination, you are only penalising yourself.
    Bob was caught for speeding, and the traffic police officer penalised him with a speeding ticket.