Definition of stigmatize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stigmatize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈstɪɡmətaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪɡmətaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stigmatize
BrE BrE//ˈstɪɡmətaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪɡmətaɪz//
 
he / she / it stigmatizes
BrE BrE//ˈstɪɡmətaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪɡmətaɪzɪz//
 
past simple stigmatized
BrE BrE//ˈstɪɡmətaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪɡmətaɪzd//
 
past participle stigmatized
BrE BrE//ˈstɪɡmətaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪɡmətaɪzd//
 
-ing form stigmatizing
BrE BrE//ˈstɪɡmətaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪɡmətaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] stigmatize somebody/something (formal) to treat somebody in a way that makes them feel that they are very bad or unimportant Word Origin late 16th cent. (in the sense ‘mark with a brand’): from French stigmatiser or medieval Latin stigmatizare, from Greek stigmatizein, from stigma ‘a mark made by a pointed instrument, a dot’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stigmatize