Definitions for victimizeˈvɪk təˌmaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vic•tim•ize*ˈvɪk təˌmaɪz(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. to make a victim of.

  2. to dupe, swindle, or cheat.

* Syn: See cheat.

Origin of victimize:

1820–30

vic′tim•iz`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. victimize, victimise(verb)

    make a victim of

    "I was victimized by this con-man"

  2. victimize, victimise(verb)

    punish unjustly

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. victimize(Verb)

    To make someone a victim or sacrifice.

  2. victimize(Verb)

    To punish someone unjustly.

  3. victimize(Verb)

    To swindle or defraud someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Victimize(verb)

    to make a victim of, esp. by deception; to dupe; to cheat

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