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VERB (2)

1. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful;
- Example: "He denounced the government action"
- Example: "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
[syn: stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark]

2. mark with a stigma or stigmata;
- Example: "They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress"
[syn: stigmatize, stigmatise]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stigmatize \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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of reproach or infamy. [1913 Webster] To find virtue extolled and vice stigmatized. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

stigmatize v 1: 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" [syn: stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark] 2: mark with a stigma or stigmata; "They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress" [syn: stigmatize, stigmatise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

157 Moby Thesaurus words for "stigmatize": advert to, allude to, attaint, band, bar, be taken as, bedaub, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, bespangle, bespatter, bespeckle, bespot, bestain, blacken, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blot, blotch, blow upon, blur, brand, call names, calumniate, censure, chalk, chalk up, check, check off, checker, cicatrize, condemn, dapple, darken, dash, daub, defame, defile, define, delimit, demarcate, denigrate, denominate, denote, denounce, depreciate, designate, dirty, disapprove, discolor, disparage, dot, emblematize, engage in personalities, engrave, expose, expose to infamy, figure, finger, flake, fleck, freckle, gash, gibbet, hang in effigy, harlequin, hatch, heap dirt upon, impress, imprint, iris, line, maculate, make a mark, marble, marbleize, mark, mark off, mark out, motley, mottle, muckrake, name, nick, notch, pencil, pepper, pick out, pillory, point, point at, point out, point to, polychrome, polychromize, prick, print, punch, punctuate, puncture, rainbow, refer to, reprimand, revile, riddle, scar, scarify, scorch, score, scotch, scratch, seal, seam, sear, select, singe, slander, slubber, slur, smear, smirch, smoke, soil, spangle, specify, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, sprinkle, stain, stamp, stand for, stipple, streak, striate, stripe, stud, sully, symbol, symbolize, taint, tarnish, tattoo, tessellate, throw mud at, tick, tick off, trace, typify, underline, underscore, variegate, vein, vilify