marginalizes

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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