- to make a victim of.
- to dupe, swindle, or cheat: to victimize poor widows.
- to slay as or like a sacrificial victim.
Also especially British, vic·tim·ise.
Origin of victimize
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
2. defraud, fool, hoodwink, beguile.
2. See cheat.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for victimise
To come to facts now, Paul, I have tried to victimise you from the beginning.The Beautiful Miss Brooke
The young koel was successfully reared; it is now at large and will next year victimise some crow.Birds of the Plains
But he contrived to attach two clever rascals to himself, who helped to prolong the fraud and to victimise the public.
Would they not have taken advantage of the poor foolish countryman to victimise him?The Sharper Detected and Exposed
- to punish or discriminate against selectively or unfairly
- to make a victim of
- to kill as or in a manner resembling a sacrificial victim
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for victimise
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper