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Related to delegitimize: legitimize, nill


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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Houthis have completely taken over them and rejected broadcasting official manifestations, so I, in my capacity as the Minister of Information, delegitimize them,"
The result is a growing movement on college campuses and in international organizations to isolate and delegitimize the Jewish state because of this occupation.
He said: "it is therefore our collective responsibility to delegitimize the skewed and vicious narratives of terrorists and plan our collective efforts to work for peace and harmony within communities and among nations.
This clause is used in Turkey today by alleged perpetrators of a criminal act in order to delegitimize judicial or executive operations against them.
According to Huffington Post, what this conversation does is delegitimize what many women experience.
Yadlin, who is now the director of Israel's Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), wrote that the majority vote of the UN member-states to Palestine's bid for membership at the international body as an observer member is another dimension of the international campaign to delegitimize Tel Aviv.
He said that this inciting campaign is mainly targeting PA and aims to delegitimize it.
According to Dunkerley, "there is reason to believe that the Magnitsky Act is part of an international effort to show Russia in an unfavorable light, and perhaps even delegitimize its leaders.
While Grass's work raises old questions in his native land about whether it is acceptable to criticize Israel given Germany's Nazi past, it is having an even more divisive impact in Israel, where some see it as part of a growing international movement to delegitimize the nation.
We do not want and we do not seek to delegitimize Israel by applying for membership in the United Nations, but to delegitimise its settlement activities and the seizure of our occupied lands," Abbas said, AP reported.
bid has infuriated Israel, which says it is an attempt to delegitimize it.
However, after the elections, short-term political considerations began to take precedence over institutional considerations of building an electoral framework for the future, and the contentious 2009 elections were the result, which served to delegitimize Karzai and signal discontent with the political process.
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