Examples of marginalize in a Sentence
The program helps people from marginalized groups.
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As Trump’s children ascended within the campaign, experienced political hands were marginalized, according to another former Trump campaign aide.
Finally, as the first female OB/GYN ever tapped to run the CDC, Fitzgerald brings a unique (and historically marginalized) perspective with her to the federal government.
God specializes in using people who’ve been marginalized for his purpose.
And so, despite having the love of hardcore geeks, music fans, and millions of Winamp users, AOL’s main strategy was to try to convert those users towards the Service, ignoring or marginalizing other monetization strategies.
Some FAKE NEWS media, in order to marginalize, lies! —
Kick It Miami aims to help address some of the issues in Miami such as high rates of obesity and marginalized communities.
Not only India’s identity, or Kashmir’s identity, but also the identities of individual people, often those considered marginalized.
Hirsi Ali and Nomani are outspoken critics of attitudes and policies that marginalize women in Islamic societies.
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marginalized Writing vs. marginalized People
Marginalize provides a striking case of how thoroughly the figurative use of a word can take over the literal one. The original (and now obsolete) meaning of this word, “to write notes in the margin of,” is analogous to the still-familiar noun marginalia “marginal notes or embellishments." A margin is, of course, the blank space surrounding the text in a book. Just prior to 1970, marginalize took on the sense that is most commonly encountered today, “to relegate to an unimportant or powerless position” (that is, to the metaphorical margins of society). This use of the word can be found as far back as 1968; an article in The Los Angeles Times from June 20th of that year reports, “[T]he Negro was kept aside, marginalized, thus composing in its large majority the chronically poor.” In its newer sense, marginalize has assumed a much more prominent place in the vocabulary than it once had.
First Known Use of marginalize
MARGINALIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of marginalize for English Language Learners
: to put or keep (someone) in a powerless or unimportant position within a society or group
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