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
And this is particularly true within the communities of color where mental
  illness is more stigmatized.
Even if they were substantial caregivers, they believed they would be
  stigmatized for taking the leave.
People seen as traitors are universally despised and stigmatized.
Human rights organizations said the posting stigmatized those who had already
  been punished.
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