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

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.


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

Origin of marginalize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM marginalize

mar·gin·al·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for marginalizing

British Dictionary definitions for marginalizing



/ (ˈmɑːdʒɪnəˌlaɪz) /


(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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