Definitions for stigmatizeˈstɪg məˌtaɪz
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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"
mark with a stigma or stigmata
"They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress"
To characterize as disgraceful or ignominious; to mark with a stigma or stigmata.
to mark with a stigma, or brand; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers
to set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of reproach or infamy
Origin: [F. stigmatiser, Gr. .]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We were on the same side as the French government, with the Italian and Irish governments. I think it's bad to stigmatize southern European countries.
Because of the nature of their work in exposing governance failures and grave rights violations several governments have created a bogey to demonize and stigmatize, in public eyes, NGOs and activists uncovering abuse, questioning the messenger's credentials is a common tactic that helps deviate the argument from the real issues and muddies the public discourse.
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