What does the word stigmatize mean?

Usage examples for stigmatize

  1. To him, they do not seem to be cruelties; consequently, when speaking of such treatment toward such persons, he will protest that it is not cruelty; though if inflicted upon himself or his friends, he would indignantly stigmatize it as atrocious barbarity. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. Do you know what she has done- the woman whom you criticise as a bad manager and stigmatize as mean- I would not care what you said, if you had not thought Leonora mean! – The Title Market by Emily Post
  3. Or would you call him criminal instead, And stigmatize his heart to save his head, Following the common fallacy, which founds A different meaning upon different sounds? – The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry by Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A.