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penalize

verb [T] (PUNISH) (UK usually penalise)     /ˈpiː.nə.laɪz/
to punish someone for breaking a rule: He was penalized early in the match for dangerous play.Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
(Definition of penalize verb (PUNISH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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