Meaning of marginalize

mar•gin•al•ize

Pronunciation: (mär'ju-nl-īz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to place in a position of marginal importance, influence, or power: the government's attempts to marginalize criticism and restore public confidence.
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