Definition of ghettoize in English:


(British ghettoise)

Pronunciation /ˈɡedōˌīz/ /ˈɡɛdoʊˌaɪz/

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transitive verb

[with object]
  • Put in or restrict to an isolated or segregated place, group, or situation.

    ‘they called for a policy that seeks to integrate foreign laborers rather than ghettoize them’
    • ‘We did not want to be ghettoised and isolated.’
    • ‘This ‘soft’ segregation, he says, suggests that Britain is moving towards being a segregated, ghettoised society.’
    • ‘They don't ghettoize crime writers in other countries, and of course they shouldn't.’
    • ‘He said that if this issue was not addressed, it would create problems of social exclusion, and create ghettoised undocumented communities.’
    • ‘There will be fears that such schools will ghettoise Muslims by teaching them separately from other children.’