Definitions for stigmatizeˈstɪg məˌtaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stig•ma•tizeˈstɪg məˌtaɪz(v.t.)-tized, -tiz•ing.

  1. to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon.

  2. to mark with a stigma or brand.

  3. to produce stigmata on.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark(verb)

    to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

    "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"

  2. stigmatize, stigmatise(verb)

    mark with a stigma or stigmata

    "They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress"


  1. stigmatize(Verb)

    To characterize as disgraceful or ignominious; to mark with a stigma or stigmata.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stigmatize(verb)

    to mark with a stigma, or brand; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers

  2. Stigmatize(verb)

    to set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of reproach or infamy


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