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minority +‎ -ize


minoritize (third-person singular simple present minoritizes, present participle minoritizing, simple past and past participle minoritized)

  1. (transitive) To make or treat as a minority.
    Synonym: marginalize
    Antonym: majoritize
    • 1991 May 4, Michael Bronski, “One Man's 'Poison'”, in Gay Community News, page 16:
      A commentary on how the media and the culture have distorted and minoritized the lives of people with AIDS.
    • 2016, David V. Ruffolo, Post-Queer Politics:
      Resistance implies that there is something to resist. More often than not, these politics have resisted forms of power that majoritize and minoritize subjects and are frequently situated in binaries: []