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Meaning of STIGMATIZE

Pronunciation:  'stigmu`tIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  mark with a stigma or stigmata; "They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress"
  2. [v]  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"
 

STIGMATIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: brand, denounce, mark, stigmatise, stigmatise
 
 See Also: label, mark

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stig"ma*tize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stigmatized}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Stigmatizing}.] [F. stigmatiser, Gr. ?.]
1. To mark with a stigma, or brand; as, the ancients
   stigmatized their slaves and soldiers.

         That . . . hold out both their ears with such
         delight and ravishment, to be stigmatized and bored
         through in witness of their own voluntary and
         beloved baseness.                     --Milton.

2. To set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of
   reproach or infamy.

         To find virtue extolled and vice stigmatized.
                                               --Addison.

 

 

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