Marginalization



[mahr-juh-nl-ahyz] /ˈmɑr dʒə nlˌaɪz/

verb (used with object), marginalized, marginalizing.
1.
to place in a position of marginal importance, influence, or power:
the government’s attempts to marginalize criticism and restore public confidence.
/ˈmɑːdʒɪnəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to relegate to the fringes, out of the mainstream; make seem unimportant: various economic assumptions marginalize women
n.

1974, from marginalize + -ation.
v.

1832, “to make marginal notes,” from marginal + -ize. The meaning “force into a position of powerlessness” attested by 1929. Related: Marginalized; marginalizing.

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