marginalize

marginalize 1832, "to make marginal notes," from MARGINAL (Cf. marginal) + -IZE (Cf. -ize). The meaning "force into a position of powerlessness" attested by 1929. Related: Marginalized; marginalizing.

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  • marginalize — (Amer.) mÉ‘rdʒɪnÉ™laɪz / mɑːd v. put in a position of secondary importance; keep a person or something away from the center of attention or power; treat as marginal (also marginalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • marginalize — (also marginalise) ► VERB ▪ treat as marginal or peripheral. DERIVATIVES marginalization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • marginalize — [mär′jə nə līz΄] vt. marginalized, marginalizing to exclude or ignore, esp. by relegating to the outer edge of a group or by diverting the public s attention to something else marginalization n …   English World dictionary

  • marginalize — marginal, marginalize To the editors of the OED around the turn of the 20c, marginalize meant no more than ‘to write marginal notes [i.e. notes in the margin] upon’, and they marked it ‘rare’. Since then it has been so transformed that the 1991… …   Modern English usage

  • marginalize — [[t]mɑ͟ː(r)ʤɪnəlaɪz[/t]] marginalizes, marginalizing, marginalized VERB To marginalize a group of people means to make them feel isolated and unimportant. [V n] The effect of this has been to increasingly marginalize the local authority sector …   English dictionary

  • marginalize — UK [ˈmɑː(r)dʒɪnəlaɪz] / US [ˈmɑrdʒɪnəˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms marginalize : present tense I/you/we/they marginalize he/she/it marginalizes present participle marginalizing past tense marginalized past participle marginalized 1) to make …   English dictionary

  • marginalize — marginalization, n. /mahr jeuh nl uyz /, v.t., 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, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • marginalize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1970 to relegate to an unimportant or powerless position within a society or group • marginalization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • marginalize — verb To relegate (something, especially a topic or a group of people,) to the margins or to a lower limit See Also: marginal, marginalization …   Wiktionary

  • Marginalize — Делать заметки на полях (книги) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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