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delegitimatize

Line breaks: de|legit¦ima|tize
Pronunciation: /ˌdiːlɪˈdʒɪtɪmətʌɪz
 
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(also delegitimatise /ˌdiːlɪˈdʒɪtɪmətʌɪz/)

Definition of delegitimatize in English:

verb

Another term for delegitimize.
Example sentences
  • Third, they attempt to delegitimatize the insistent mythologies that other writers have perpetuated about the Center, such as mistaking its early teachers for missionaries.
  • They've been trying very hard to create an alternative leadership to delegitimatize the President.
  • Decontextualization effectively deflects attention away from this arbitrariness, reinforces the legitimacy of addiction model definitions, and delegitimatizes the smokers' definitions of smoking.

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