What does stigmatize mean?

Definitions for stigmatizeˈstɪg məˌtaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stigmatize.

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

  3. Origin: [F. stigmatiser, Gr. .]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stigmatize in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stigmatize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mozn Hassan:

    They want to stigmatize us, they want to say publicly that those people (Nazra) are spies, that those people are not patriots.

  2. Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho:

    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.

  3. Barack Obama:

    I have instructed the Joint Chiefs, and up and down the chain of command, that they have a responsibility to de-stigmatize mental health issues and issues of PTSD, and help to explain to everybody in all of the units under their command that there's nothing weak about asking for help.

  4. Huey Newton:

    Most of my young life I was a student. And I know sociologically that words stigmatize people, we felt that the police needed a label, a label other than that fear image that they carried in the community. So we used the pig as the rather low-life animal in order to identify the police. And it worked.

  5. Mandeep Tiwana:

    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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