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Penalize vs. Synonym — What's the Difference?

Penalize vs. Synonym — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Penalize and Synonym

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Penalize

To subject (a person) to a penalty, especially for infringement of a law or regulation.
Mar 26, 2022

Synonym

A synonym is a word, morpheme, or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word, morpheme, or phrase in the same language. For example, the words begin, start, commence, and initiate are all synonyms of one another; they are synonymous.
Mar 26, 2022

Penalize

To make (an action or a condition) liable to a penalty
Tripping is penalized in hockey.
Mar 26, 2022

Synonym

A word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language, for example shut is a synonym of close
‘the East’ was a synonym for the Soviet empire
‘shut’ is a synonym of ‘close’
Mar 26, 2022

Penalize

To impose a handicap on; place at a disadvantage
Was penalized by his poor education.
Mar 26, 2022
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Synonym

A word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or other words in a language.
Mar 26, 2022

Penalize

(transitive) To subject to a penalty, especially for the infringement of a rule or regulation.
Mar 26, 2022

Synonym

A word or expression that serves as a figurative or symbolic substitute for another
"Romeo has become a synonym for any youthful lover" (Harry Levin).
Mar 26, 2022

Penalize

To impose a handicap on.
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Synonym

(Biology) One of two or more scientific names that have been applied to the same species or other taxonomic group.
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Penalize

To make penal.
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Synonym

A word whose meaning is the same as that of another word.
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Penalize

To put a penalty on. See Penalty, 3.
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Synonym

A word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase.
“Happy” is a synonym of “glad”.
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Penalize

Impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on;
The students were penalized for showing up late for class
We had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again
Mar 26, 2022

Synonym

(zoology) Any of the formal names for a taxon, including the valid name (i.e. the senior synonym).
Mar 26, 2022

Synonym

Any name for a taxon, usually a validly published, formally accepted one, but often also an unpublished name.
Mar 26, 2022

Synonym

(databases) An alternative (often shorter) name defined for an object in a database.
Mar 26, 2022

Synonym

One of two or more words (commonly words of the same language) which are equivalents of each other; one of two or more words which have very nearly the same signification, and therefore may often be used interchangeably. See under Synonymous.
All languages tend to clear themselves of synonyms as intellectual culture advances, the superfluous words being taken up and appropriated by new shades and combinations of thought evolved in the progress of society.
His name has thus become, throughout all civilized countries, a synonym for probity and philanthropy.
In popular literary acceptation, and as employed in special dictionaries of such words, synonyms are words sufficiently alike in general signification to be liable to be confounded, but yet so different in special definition as to require to be distinguished.
Mar 26, 2022

Synonym

An incorrect or incorrectly applied scientific name, as a new name applied to a species or genus already properly named, or a specific name preoccupied by that of another species of the same genus; - so used in the system of nomenclature (which see) in which the correct scientific names of certain natural groups (usually genera, species, and subspecies) are regarded as determined by priority.
Mar 26, 2022

Synonym

One of two or more words corresponding in meaning but of different languages; a heteronym.
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Synonym

Two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
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