WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
mar•gin•al•ize  (märjə nl īz′), 
v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.

    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′. 
Etymology:
  • marginal + -ize 1825–35 for an earlier sense
mar′gin•al•i•zation, n. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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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