- 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for marginalization
“Words of condemnation and marginalization were avoided,” he says.Catholic Church Says It’s OK to be Gay, Sort Of
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 17, 2014
So, what kind of redress might work best for this specific expression of Sunni marginalization and dispossession?ISIS and BS
October 15, 2014
He was trying to end the marginalization of black people in Detroit.A Ghostwriter Steps Out of the Shadows
September 17, 2014
Suffice to say that marginalization and McCarthyite attacks occur from both the left and the right of the political spectrum.Far-Right Pro-Israel Group Rallies Against Vaunted New York Jewish Institution
August 12, 2013
Today the legacy of that marginalization continues to mark the Mormon outlook on the world.Mormons Rock!
June 5, 2011
- (tr) to relegate to the fringes, out of the mainstream; make seem unimportantvarious economic assumptions marginalize women
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for marginalization
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper