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stigmatize (v.)

1580s, "to brand or tattoo," from Medieval Latin stigmatizare, from Greek stigmatizein, from stigmat-, stem of stigma (see stigma). Meaning "to blemish" is from 1610s (figurative), 1630s (literal). Related: Stigmatized; stigmatizing.

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Definitions of stigmatize from WordNet

stigmatize (v.)
to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful;
She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock
Synonyms: stigmatise / brand / denounce / mark
stigmatize (v.)
mark with a stigma or stigmata;
They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress
Synonyms: stigmatise
From wordnet.princeton.edu