marginalize marginalize  /ˈmɑr dʒə nə ˌlaɪz/


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


  1. In the summer of 1981, IBM announced the PC that would break open the computer business and eventually marginalize Apple.
  2. No regional security arrangements for the Gulf or the Middle East could bypass or marginalize us.
  3. That's a marked departure from the Bush Administration, which sought to marginalize global diplomacy on carbon emissions.


  • Remembering a Heroic Rogue

    While conservative foes did their best to marginalize Norman Potter, today the British designer and poet is seen as a romantic figure by young designers.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "The Baath party and Baathists still exist in Iraq, and nobody can marginalize it," said Samir al-Obaidi, 48, who attended a Saddam memorial in the Azamiyah neighborhood.
    on Jan 1, 2007 By: Samir Source: Forbes

  2. "Obama was trying to marginalize me," Limbaugh said. "His hope was that the House and Senate Republicans would join him in denouncing me. Didn't work."
    on Jan 30, 2009 By: Rush Limbaugh Source:

  3. "It is incumbent upon us all not to reach out to, but rather marginalize......those extremists who seek to import the battles of India's past here and then to export them back to that great and forward-looking nation," Harper told the crowds.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: Toronto Sun

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