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mar•gin•al•ize  (märjə nl īz′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -ized, -iz•ing. 
  1. 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.,] margin•al•ise′.  mar′gin•al•i•zation, n. 
  • marginal + -ize 1825–35 for an earlier sense

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marginalize, marginalise /ˈmɑːdʒɪnəˌlaɪz/ vb
  1. (transitive) to relegate to the fringes, out of the mainstream; make seem unimportant: various economic assumptions marginalize women

ˌmarginaliˈzation, ˌmarginaliˈsation n


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