Definition of marginalize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmärjənəˌlīz/


[with object]
Treat (a person, group, or concept) as insignificant or peripheral: attempting to marginalize those who disagree (as adjective marginalized) members of marginalized cultural groups
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  • The term ethnic minority is often used to refer to marginalized cultural groups.
  • Literature that is widely taught today includes writings by women and members of other historically marginalized groups.
  • Research shows early school leaving marginalises different groups in society, particularly young unskilled men, lone parents and young people in disadvantaged areas or rural areas.
sideline, trivialize;
isolate, cut off, shut out;
disenfranchise, alienate, estrange, discriminate against

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Syllabification: mar·gin·al·ize

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