Synonyms of penalize in English:

penalize


See definition of penalize

verb

1‘he promised to penalize parents whose children missed school’

SYNONYMS
punish, discipline, inflict a penalty on, exact a penalty from, deal with, mete out punishment to, sentence, impose a sentence on, chastise, castigate, correct, chasten
ANTONYMS

reward

2‘an enterprise culture penalizes those at the bottom of the income pile’

SYNONYMS
handicap, inflict a handicap on, unfairly disadvantage, put at an unfair disadvantage, put in an unfavourable position, cause to suffer, put a stumbling block in the way of, put a hindrance in the way of, put a impediment in the way of
ANTONYMS

favour, help

3‘Section 18 penalizes the possession of a firearm with intent to commit a crime’

SYNONYMS
prohibit, forbid, ban, outlaw, bar, veto, embargo, declare something a punishable offence, make something punishable, make illegal, disallow, proscribe, interdict
ANTONYMS

legalize