marginalize

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From marginal +‎ -ize.

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marginalize (third-person singular simple present marginalizes, present participle marginalizing, simple past and past participle marginalized)

  1. (transitive) To relegate (something, especially a topic or a group of people) to the margins or to a lower limit; to exclude socially or otherwise.
    • 2012, James Lambert, “Beyond Hobson-Jobson: A new lexicography for Indian English”, in World Englishes[1], page 305:
      The practice of only analysing Indian English in terms of how it differs from a notional standard English that resides in the Englishes of the varieties of the Inner Circle is one of the key ways in which Indian English is marginalised.

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