how to pronounce penalize


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The above transcription of penalize is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

penalize is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of penalize in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… serve on a jury we will not penalize you …”

meanings of penalize


  1. To subject to a penalty, especially for the infringement of a rule or regulation.
  2. To impose a handicap on.

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