marginalise :

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

  • It has allowed them to marginalise their detractors, deprive them of a language in which to voice their critique and dismiss them as being 'anti-progress', 'anti-development .
  • 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.

  • Charles Clarke in Sydney Morning Herald
    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...
  • Mahmoud Zahar in Channel 4 News
    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.
  • Stephen Harper in Hindustan Times
    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...

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