Examples of marginalize in a Sentence
The program helps people from marginalized groups.
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That much was apparent with the Golden State Warriors succeeding small in Thursday's Game 1 of the NBA Finals and Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson marginalized in his team's loss.
For nearly three years, the role of women in ISIS has been marginalized or trivialized by the press and public.
That’s how people get left out of opportunities, especially people who are already marginalized.
There is also definitely a feeling that those with influence are scheming to have Conway marginalized.
Disturbed by seeing their children academically marginalized, some black parents who can afford to do so resort to private schools for their children.
The Igbo are one of Nigeria’s largest ethnic groups but remain largely marginalized in the country’s politics.
Children from diverse backgrounds will soon be the majority in this country, but in the current environment — especially in Trump's America — our voices continue to be marginalized.
Is sexualizing and marginalizing women an essential element of superheroes or gaming?
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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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