- 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.
Origin of marginalize
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- (tr) to relegate to the fringes, out of the mainstream; make seem unimportantvarious economic assumptions marginalize women
Word Origin and History for marginalised
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