What does victimize mean?

Definitions for victimizeˈvɪk təˌmaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word victimize.

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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of victimize in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of victimize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Baldwin:

    It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.

  2. Gregory Rohl:

    That doesn't give the right to victimize another black man.

  3. Bill Beham:

    If you act like a victim the only people who will have an interest in you are they who victimize.

  4. Jewel Allison:

    I kept this as a secret ... afraid no one is going to believe you, afraid society is going to victimize you.

  5. Jewel Allison:

    For years, I thought that I was the only one, i kept this as a secret ... afraid no one is going to believe you, afraid society is going to victimize you.

Images & Illustrations of victimize

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