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
Frame it or reframe it, my dissertation topic was going to marginalize me in my
  chosen field.
It is reasonable to expect that your behavior will marginalize you from the
  rest of society.
Conflict-of-interest accusations have historically been used selectively to
  marginalize dissenting opinions.
Then it starts to look as though you are some kind of weirdo, and people start
  to marginalize you.
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