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tr.v. pe·nal·ized, pe·nal·iz·ing, pe·nal·iz·es
a. To subject (a person) to a penalty, especially for infringement of a law or regulation. See Synonyms at punish.
b. To make (an action or a condition) liable to a penalty: Tripping is penalized in hockey.
2. To impose a handicap on; place at a disadvantage: was penalized by his poor education.
pe′nal·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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|Noun||1.||penalization - the act of punishing |
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
corporal punishment - the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
cruel and unusual punishment - punishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. Constitution; includes torture or degradation or punishment too severe for the crime committed
detention - a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home; "the detention of tardy pupils"
discipline, correction - the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
economic strangulation - punishment of a group by cutting off commercial dealings with them; "the economic strangulation of the Jews by the Nazi Party"
imprisonment - putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
self-punishment - punishment inflicted on yourself
stick - threat of a penalty; "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"