marginalize

[ mahr-juh-nl-ahyz ]
/ ˈmɑr dʒə nlˌaɪz /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. marginal tax rate,
  2. marginal utility,
  3. marginalia,
  4. marginalise,
  5. marginalization,
  6. marginally,
  7. marginate,
  8. margination,
  9. marginoplasty,
  10. margosa

Also especially British, mar·gin·al·ise.

Origin of marginalize

1825–35 for an earlier sense; marginal + -ize

Related formsmar·gin·al·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for marginalization

marginalize

marginalise

/ (ˈmɑːdʒɪnəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to relegate to the fringes, out of the mainstream; make seem unimportantvarious economic assumptions marginalize women
Derived Formsmarginalization or marginalisation, noun

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