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tr.v. de·le·git·i·mized, de·le·git·i·miz·ing, de·le·git·i·miz·es
To discredit the public or political recognition or support of.

de′le·git′i·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˌdiːlɪˈdʒɪtɪˌmaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to make invalid, illegal, or unacceptable: crushing and delegitimizing all dissent in Central Asia.
ˌdelegitimiˈzation, ˌdelegitimiˈsation n
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It is through this process of delegitimisation that the system recruits people as its propaganda machine.
7) The empirical material, however, did show well established patterns for the processes involved in the delegitimisation of both the party and the women of the party occurring in different types of newspapers.
He said that there has been "no walkouts, no drama, any delegitimisation -- and potentially a paper that has not been refused by either side on what could be the understanding of principles, which then means next time we take the principles aside and we look from now on at the political process.
In other words, Israel has to accept the new approach in order "to stem the drift toward a bi-national state, blunt the delegitimisation movement internationally and give us leverage to block future European sanctions against Israel.
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A few hundred Israeli soldiers, most of them from the reserves, refused to serve in the 1982 war in Lebanon, contributing to the delegitimisation of the war in the eyes of the Israeli public.
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Referring to the upcoming EP elections, he claimed that the EU had to understand that it had entered a new phase and that it had to decide whether it would go down the path of further delegitimisation of the EU project or aim at its reinforcement.
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