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Adjective
Serving, or being inflicted, as punishment
“She then begins interrogating me in a penalizing tone.”
Noun
The infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
Verb
Present participle for to punish or reprimand (someone) for a fault or crime
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Present participle for to criticize strongly
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Present participle for to cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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Present participle for to lash or strike repeatedly, especially with a long pliable instrument
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