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What is another word for penalizing?

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Serving, or being inflicted, as punishment
“She then begins interrogating me in a penalizing tone.”
The infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense
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.”
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.”
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.”
Present participle for to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
Present participle for to take points of
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