marginalise marginalise


  • (v) relegate to a lower or outer edge, as of specific groups of people


  • It makes no mention of the Dalai Lama China wants to marginalise him or the recent unrest in Tibet, which it chooses to portray as the work of a few agents provocateurs.



  1. "Blairite : is a lazy and inaccurate shorthand," Mr Clarke writes. "It is intended not to illuminate but to diminish, marginalise and insult : moreover, this misleading language damages the vital need for Labour to move on to new, post-Blair...
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Charles Clarke Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "We warn the new envoy that any attempt to marginalise the Hamas movement will cost him his credibility," said Hamas hard-liner Mahmoud Zahar, a former Palestinian foreign minister.
    on Jul 21, 2007 By: Mahmoud Zahar Source: Channel 4 News

  3. He said, "It is incumbent upon us all, not to reach out to, but rather to marginalise, to carefully and systematically marginalise, those extremists who seek to import the battles of India's past here and then to export them back to that great and...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: Hindustan Times

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