v. accuse; condemn; mark as wicked
v. to characterize as disgraceful or ignominious; to mark with a stigma or stigmata
I do not want to stigmatize this young offender for life by sending her to prison.
Suggesting mental illness as the root cause of violence stigmatizes those who live healthy, full lives with conditions like depression.
Sentence in Classic:
These men were Saxons, and not free by any means from the national love of ease and good living which the Normans stigmatized as laziness and gluttony.
This poor fellow occasionally let slip inconsiderate remarks, which the law then stigmatized as seditious speeches.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context