Definitions for victimizeˈvɪk təˌmaɪz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vic•tim•ize*ˈvɪk təˌmaɪz(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.
to make a victim of.
to dupe, swindle, or cheat.
* Syn: See cheat.
Origin of victimize:
make a victim of
"I was victimized by this con-man"
victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con(verb)
deprive of by deceit
"He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
To make someone a victim or sacrifice.
To punish someone unjustly.
To swindle or defraud someone.
to make a victim of, esp. by deception; to dupe; to cheat