[ mahr-juh-nl-ahyz ]
/ 藞m蓱r d蕭蓹 nl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), mar路gin路al路ized, mar路gin路al路iz路ing.
to place in a position of minor or marginal importance, significance, relevance, or effect: The government is attempting to marginalize criticism and restore public confidence.
to isolate or exclude from the dominant culture; perceive or treat as being on the fringes of a society or group: All of these policies have marginalized our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color, or sexual orientation.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Also especially British, mar路gin路al路ise .

Origin of marginalize

First recorded in 1825鈥35 for an earlier sense; marginal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM marginalize

mar路gin路al路i路za路tion [mahr-juh-nl-ahy-zey-shuhn] /藢m蓱r d蕭蓹 nl a瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n/ especially British, mar路gin路al路i路sa路tion, noun
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How to use marginalize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for marginalize



/ (藞m蓱藧d蕭瑟n藢la瑟z) /

(tr) to relegate to the fringes, out of the mainstream; make seem unimportantvarious economic assumptions marginalize women

Derived forms of marginalize

marginalization or marginalisation, noun
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