Definition of “stigmatize” - English Dictionary


(Definition of “stigmatize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stigmatizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈstɪɡ·məˌtɑɪz/

to make someone feel that he or she is not respected:

Gabrielle felt stigmatized in math class because she was not seen as one of “the smart kids.”

(Definition of “stigmatize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)