Translation of "penalize" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb UK usually penalise uk /ˈpiː.nə.laɪz/ us

to cause someone a disadvantage

The present tax system penalizes poor people.
The system should ensure that borrowers are not penalized by sudden rises in mortgage rates.

to punish someone for breaking a rule

sancionar, penalizar
He was penalized early in the game for uunsportsmanlike conduct.

(Translation of “penalize” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈpiːnəlaiz/

to punish (someone) for doing something wrong (eg breaking a rule in a game), eg by the loss of points etc or by the giving of some advantage to an opponent

She was penalized for fouling an opponent.

to punish (some wrong action etc) in this way

Any attempt at cheating will be heavily penalized.

(Translation of “penalize” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)