stigmatize

[stig-muh-tahyz]
verb (used with object), stigmatized, stigmatizing.
1.
to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon: The crime of the father stigmatized the whole family.
2.
to mark with a stigma or brand.
3.
to produce stigmata, marks, spots, or the like, on.
Also, especially British, stigmatise.


Origin:
1575–85; < Medieval Latin stigmatizāre, equivalent to stigmat- (see stigmatic) + -izāre -ize

stigmatization, noun
stigmatizer, noun
destigmatize, verb (used with object), destigmatized, destigmatizing.
unstigmatized, adjective
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stigmatize or stigmatise (ˈstɪɡməˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to mark out or describe (as something bad)
2.  to mark with a stigma or stigmata
 
stigmatise or stigmatise
 
vb
 
stigmati'zation or stigmatise
 
n
 
stigmati'sation or stigmatise
 
n
 
'stigmatizer or stigmatise
 
n
 
'stigmatiser or stigmatise
 
n

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Example sentences
They say it would create a logistical bottleneck at checkout counters and stigmatize poor people using food stamps.
The problem is that elite media gatekeepers have abandoned their moral mandate to stigmatize uncivil discourse.
They don't realize it's going to stigmatize them later.
And some defenders of those policies find it easier to stigmatize critics than
  to answer them.
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