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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
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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.
These results suggest that participants tend to stigmatize harder drugs similarly at high levels, but do not stigmatize marijuana to the same extent.
We must resolve that, in our determination to protect our nation, we will not stigmatize or demonize entire communities because of the actions of a few.
Given these framing functions, media could potentially stigmatize HIV/AIDS by overstating its infection channels (problem definition); associating it with a certain social group (causal diagnosis); attributing blame to certain groups (moral judgment); and suggesting or justifying discriminatory solutions (treatment recommendation).
examines why society stigmatizes survivors of rape, battering, incest, and clergy abuse, and how this type of victim identity (usually gendered violence) has developed and changed over time.
Local councillor Steve Walmsley, 56, Thornaby: "I think it could stigmatize some kids.
In issuing the 2000 exemption, the EPA cited a paucity of documented environmental damage, and the danger that a hazardous waste designation would stigmatize a valuable recyclable material.
Here, too, traits at the sub-individual level are less likely than before to be raised to master status and stigmatize the person as abnormal.
He noted that companies often find themselves unable to reinstate coverage after a major loss has exhausted the limits of an existing policy, and one company's loss can often stigmatize an entire industry in the eyes of insurers.
You think that no one could be so churlish as to stigmatize our seniors?
The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a statement that the program would also "make teachers an extension of law enforcement and may stigmatize and increase bullying of Muslim students.
14 ( ANI ): Negative ads that stigmatize obesity or individuals struggling with their weight, asking fat people to stop eating outside really do not work, a new study has found.
Why I Wore Lipstick'' is mildly bawdy and slightly politically incorrect, yet a welcome, funny corrective for those who might stigmatize themselves when a mammogram comes back with an unhappy result.
One may criticize him for allowing the buzzword "homophobia" to stigmatize all students who have any objection to homosexual sexual activities.
The church did not stigmatize sodomy with distinctive horror and hostility.