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Synonyms of 'penalize'

(verb) 
Definition
to impose a penalty on (someone) for breaking a law or rule
Players who break the rules will be penalized.
Synonyms
punish
George has never had to punish the children.
,
discipline
He was disciplined by his company, but not dismissed.
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correct
He gently corrected me for using the wrong word.
, ,
award a penalty against (sport)
,
impose a penalty on
(verb) 
Definition
to inflict a disadvantage on
Old people are being penalized for being pensioners.
Synonyms
put at a disadvantage
, ,
cause to suffer
,
unfairly disadvantage
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inflict a handicap on

Additional synonyms

in the sense of correct
Definition
to rebuke or punish in order to improve
He gently corrected me for using the wrong word.
in the sense of discipline
Definition
to punish
He was disciplined by his company, but not dismissed.

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