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.
- Also especially British, mar·gin·al·ise .
- mar·gin·al·i·za·tion [mahr-juh-nl-ahy-zey-shuhn] /ˌmɑr dʒə nl aɪˈzeɪ ʃən/ especially British, mar·gin·al·i·sa·tion, noun
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How to use marginalize in a sentence
I always knew that I wanted to amplify the voices of those who had been silenced and marginalized.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in tech | Rachel King | September 4, 2020 | Fortune
The group is working with local partners across the country to get seeds to disadvantaged or marginalized communities, places that were dealing with food insecurity before the coronavirus hit.Mutual Aid Groups Reckon With the Future: ‘We Don’t Want This to Just Be a Fad’ | Tim Donnelly | September 2, 2020 | Eater
Native language materials are essential, since many new citizens, especially in already marginalized communities, have challenges with English.New U.S. Citizens Were One Of The Fastest-Growing Voting Blocs. But Not This Year. | Eileen Guo | August 31, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The campaign aims to raise $500 million to address economic and health disparities in marginalized communities.
As a result, such research is marginalized at major conferences.Too many AI researchers think real-world problems are not relevant | Amy Nordrum | August 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
We must, however, remain vigilant in our efforts to marginalize the voices of intolerance.
The NFL did its best to discredit and marginalize Omalu's discovery.
McCain warns Republicans that without immigration reform they will further marginalize themselves as a party.
But not their solutions, which usually marginalize Purim by limiting it to a play date for the kids.
We've got four more years of chances for smilin' Joe to return to full form and thoroughly marginalize himself.
British Dictionary definitions for marginalize
(tr) to relegate to the fringes, out of the mainstream; make seem unimportant: various economic assumptions marginalize women
- marginalization or marginalisation, noun
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