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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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Powers identifies the "illiberal left" and its mission of silencing dissent, exploring how opinions are delegitimized and how rhetoric substitutes for real debate in the political arena.
The charge of "delegitimizing Israel " requires one to question what the Israeli government is hiding and whether Israel has not delegitimized itself through decades of illegal human rights abuses.
Arsim Sinani, on the other hand, stressed that there is need of a new political movement because the Albanian political parties are delegitimized since the day of the start of protests for case "monster.
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