Translation of "penalize" - English-Spanish dictionary


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)