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What is another word for penalise?

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To subject to a penalty or punishment
“The local council has decided to penalize those who leave their bicycles about on the city's main streets with a fine.”
To put at an unfair disadvantage
“Introducing the value of farmland into the assessment process would unfairly and severely penalize farm families, whose farmland land bears little relationship to its earning potential.”
To make or declare (an act or offense) illegal or legally punishable
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“The American Kennel Club has long fought against laws and legislation that penalize the owning of certain breeds.”
To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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