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stigmatize (someone or something) as (something)

To characterize or label someone or something as being something considered disgraceful, shameful, or contemptible. She has spent the entire election trying to stigmatize her opponent as a weakling. Just because you're a total prude doesn't give you the right to stigmatize other people as sluts!
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stigmatize someone as something

to brand or label someone as something. The opposition will try to stigmatize you as a spendthrift. Tony was stigmatized as a poor loser.
See also: stigmatize
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In Namibia, the stigmatization of HIV-positive people is still very strong, and as in Sweden it is often connected to perceptions of an immoral or lascivious lifestyle.The stigma could lead to fear and shame of getting tested, which will lead to positive persons not going for antiretroviral treatment.The consequences of the disease reach way beyond the physical ill health.The stigma worsens the situation for HIV-positive persons when it leads to a loss of income, loss of family, loss of personal reputation and loss of hope.
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