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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Impose a punishment on.

Usage examples (35)
  • I will vote for him with or without her (yes i would like her on the ticket .... but will not "penalize" him if he does not pick her).
  • Some might argue an off-peak plan could "penalize" riders who have no choice but to ride at peak hours, like those with a fixed work schedule.
  • Is it fair to "penalize" parties that have their supposed "acts together" (ie, lots of rich backers) and can raise lots of money?
  • The way we choose presidents now can penalize the courageous. for more
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