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- v. Alternative spelling of penalize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See penalize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
The professor insisted that the carbon monoxide test is not designed to "penalise" women who smoke, but to show them how smoking and passive smoking raise their levels of the gas.
Victoria says the Commonwealth is threatening to "penalise" sick Australians if the states and territories refuse to support its health care overhaul.
The Liberal Democrat leader claimed the First Minister was trying to "penalise" Scottish voters by preventing the broadcast of Thursday's BBC One debate to viewers north of the Border.
Bloomberg reports AT&T, Verizon to "penalise" Reach quitters
The councillor responsible for implementing the trial said road pricing could "penalise" motorists.
It would take time to establish, would penalise banks not exposed in Greece, would exempt non-eurozone banks lending to Greece, and would run into political opposition in national legislatures.
The childcare cut, we said, "would penalise low-income working mothers who are doing the right thing and whom government should be doing most to protect".
Regular tournament players would have all manner of gadgets to show spade support together with short clubs, or long hearts, or whatever – a double in this auction usually shows a desire to penalise a minor suit.
“But you should penalise father, too,” interpose Beth.
Pissarides, a globally renowned expert in the jobs market who received his Nobel prize in Stockholm last Monday, is urging George Osborne to avoid the temptation to penalise the jobless.
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