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Meaning of PENALIZE

Pronunciation:  'peen`lIz

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"

PENALIZE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: penalise, punish
 Antonyms: reward
 See Also: amerce, approximate, avenge, castigate, correct, discipline, estimate, execute, gauge, guess, judge, pillory, put to death, retaliate, revenge, scourge, sort out, tar-and-feather, victimise, victimize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pe"nal*ize\, v. t.
1. To make penal.

2. (Sport.) To put a penalty on. See {Penalty}, 3. [Eng.]

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acquit, amerce, anathematize, attaint, blacklist, bring home to, bring to account, bring to book, call to account, castigate, censure, chasten, chastise, condemn, convict, correct, damn, deal with, denounce, denunciate, discipline, doom, excommunicate, find guilty, fine, handicap, inflict upon, judge, masthead, mulct, pass sentence, pass sentence on, pillory, pronounce judgment, pronounce sentence, proscribe, punish, sentence, settle with, square accounts, take to task, visit upon