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verb (used with object), mar·gin·al·ized, mar·gin·al·iz·ing.
- to place in a position of marginal importance, influence, or power: the government's attempts to marginalize criticism and restore public confidence.
Also especially British, mar·gin·al·ise.Related formsmar·gin·al·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for marginalise
Derived Formsmarginalization or marginalisation, noun
- (tr) to relegate to the fringes, out of the mainstream; make seem unimportantvarious economic assumptions marginalize women
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Word Origin and History for marginalise
chiefly British English spelling of marginalize (q.v.); for suffix, see -ize. Related: marginalisation; marginalised; marginalising.
1832, "to make marginal notes," from marginal + -ize. The meaning "force into a position of powerlessness" attested by 1929. Related: Marginalized; marginalizing.
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