penalize

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Verb[change]

Plain form
penalize

Third-person singular
penalizes

Past tense
penalized

Past participle
penalized

Present participle
penalizing

  1. (transitive) When you penalize someone, you punish the person, usually due to the person breaking a rule.
  2. (transitive) (sports) When you penalize a player, you cause the player to be disadvantaged.