Definition of delegitimize
: to diminish or destroy the legitimacy, prestige, or authority of delegitimize a government
delegitimizationplay \-ˌji-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
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In 2009, the Obama administration banned Fox News from interviews with a top Treasury Department official as part of a larger White House effort to delegitimize the conservative news channel.
By the time December rolled round, and Trump had been elected, intelligence agencies had concluded that Putin was seeking to harm Hillary Clinton, help Trump and delegitimize the U.S. electoral process.
If the baseline argument was familiar -- that the whole mess was purpose-built to delegitimize his presidency and excuse the Democrats' shortcomings -- his looping logic has never been more plain.
Exploitation of ongoing native versus non-native rifts, and tribal rifts between peaceful and violent elements is critical in our effort to delegitimize the anti-DAPL movement.
This is clearly a partisan move to muddy the waters in an attempt to delegitimize Lt.
A range of speakers, including Danny Danon, Israel’s United Nations ambassador, and Ronald S. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, described B.D.S. as a dishonest effort to delegitimize and destroy Israel.
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