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tr.v. stig·ma·tized, stig·ma·tiz·ing, stig·ma·tiz·es
1. To characterize or brand as disgraceful or ignominious.
2. To mark with stigmata or a stigma.
3. To cause stigmata to appear on.
[Medieval Latin stigmatizāre, to brand, from Greek stigmatizein, to mark, from stigma, stigmat-, tattoo mark; see stigma.]
stig′ma·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
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1. to mark out or describe (as something bad)
2. to mark with a stigma or stigmata
ˌstigmatiˈzation, ˌstigmatiˈsation n
ˈstigmaˌtizer, ˈstigmaˌtiser n
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v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
1. to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon.
2. to mark with a stigma or brand.
3. to produce stigmata on.
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Past participle: stigmatized
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|Verb||1.||stigmatize - to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"|
label - assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled `learning disabled'"
|2.||stigmatize - mark with a stigma or stigmata; "They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress"|
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
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verb brand, label, denounce, mark, discredit, pillory, defame, cast a slur upon They are often stigmatized by the rest of society as lazy and dirty.
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To mark with disgrace or infamy:
Idiom: give someone a bad name.
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stigmatize[ˈstɪgmətaɪz] VT → estigmatizar
to stigmatize sb as → calificar a algn de, tachar a algn de
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stigmatize[ˈstɪgmətaɪz] stigmatise (British) vt → stigmatiser
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stigmatize[ˈstɪgməˌtaɪz] vt → stigmatizzare
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