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stigmatize

(stĭg′mə-tīz′)
tr.v. stigma·tized, stigma·tizing, stigma·tizes
1. To characterize or brand as disgraceful or ignominious.
2. To mark with stigmata or a stigma.
3. To cause stigmata to appear on.

stig′ma·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
stig′ma·tiz′er n.
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Londono (C) said it was "rather sad" that the Sun newspaper had used the World Cup "to target a country and continue to stigmatize it" (AFP/File / Nestor Osorio / MANILA BULLETIN)
The word stigma comes from the Greek language, existing both as a noun (stigma) and a verb (to stigmatize).
In examining Somali immigrants in Toronto, Kusow (2004) demonstrated how they were able to counter the stigma of being "Black" by not only disavowing their own stigma but also by stigmatizing those who stigmatize them.
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