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  • v. Alternative spelling of marginalize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. relegate to a lower or outer edge, as of specific groups of people


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  • These worries notwithstanding, the cables also reflect the Afghan government's continuing perception that it must maintain friendly relations with Iran, in order to "marginalise" pro-Iranian groups in the country but also because of its own chronic weakness.

    Afghanistan war logs: Iran's covert operations in Afghanistan

  • Others feared Mr Cameron might use a deal with the Lib Dems to 'marginalise' the Tory Right and water down the party's stance on Europe.

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  • One of the public relations pit bulls retained by Bayers 'sneaky and evasive management might try to "marginalise" you, not to mention "marginalise" this very newspaper, the CHARLESTON GAZETTE!


  • 'disrupters of learning' in a bid to 'marginalise' them.

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  • Nick Clegg will tell Demos that the current paternity leave rules 'patronise women and marginalise men'.

    Parental leave system puts unfair burden on mothers, says Nick Clegg

  • With Gaeta, it's possible there was never any conscious decision to marginalise his sexuality -- just an unconscious failure to pay attention to it -- but it doesn't seem too unlikely that someone somewhere did actively/chicken out/, decide that they could throw a crumb to the gay viewers in the webisodes ... but that maybe it was best, you know, not to upset the apple cart in the actual broadcast series.

    MIND MELD: Taboo Topics in SF/F Literature

  • As I said earlier, I believe the best way to marginalise the British Nazi National Party is not to hurl stuff at them, but to laugh at them.

    You Gotta Taunt A Fascist Or Two

  • These donors that have decided to sidestep, marginalise and undermine government structures in favour of creating parallel processes, are working through some well known individuals, Jill Day and Eddie Cross, who have been active in coordinating the summits and ministerial dinners that have been hosted in the name of the government without involving it.

    Global Voices in English » Zimbabwe: Was the ministerial retreat necessary?

  • The circuit might even represent nearby Mokpo, for this sprawling coastal city on South Korea's south-western tip was the home of the main opposition party and funding was deliberately cut in an attempt to marginalise the area.

    Bernie Ecclestone's circus struggles to bed down in F1's Blackpool

  • It appears that the charismatic Parker's first contribution is to hypnotise Zuckerberg, his second to marginalise Saverin, his third to hold out the prospect of big hedge-fund money, and the fourth to suggest shortening the title to "Facebook".

    The Social Network – review


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