marginalize

[mahr-juh-nl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), marginalized, marginalizing.
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, marginalise.


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

marginalization, noun
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marginalize or marginalise (ˈmɑːdʒɪnəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to relegate to the fringes, out of the mainstream; make seem unimportant: various economic assumptions marginalize women
 
marginalise or marginalise
 
vb
 
marginali'zation or marginalise
 
n
 
marginali'sation or marginalise
 
n

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marginalize
1832, "to make marginal notes," from marginal + -ize. The meaning "force into a position of powerlessness" attested by 1929. Related: Marginalization; marginalized.
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Example sentences
If they can accept sentiments, despite the pain such marginalization induces,
  what is stopping you from moving on with life.
Marginalization of opposing views by qualified scientists.
Until then, a third party candidate will have to choose between offering what
  the voters want and marginalization.
Political instability leading to more confusion and intense corruption,
  marginalization of the populace and deep depression.
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