Synonyms of 'penalize'
to impose a penalty on (someone) for breaking a law or rulePlayers who break the rules will be penalized.
to inflict a disadvantage onOld people are being penalized for being pensioners.
put at a disadvantage, ,
cause to suffer,
inflict a handicap on
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in the sense of correct
to rebuke or punish in order to improveHe gently corrected me for using the wrong word.
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