- 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
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2. defraud, fool, hoodwink, beguile.
2. See cheat.
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Examples from the Web for victimised
Of what class were their previous victims, and how victimised?The Uncommercial Traveller
Travellers are bound to be victimised, and the best thing you can do is to laugh.Pictures of Canadian Life
J. Ewing Ritchie
You were victimised by self-delusion when I first met you, at the time you thought you had discovered perpetual motion.In the Track of the Troops
I was victimised, as will appear in the course of my narration, for the truth of which I can refer to a crowd of worthy witnesses.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi
Count Carlo Gozzi
He was victimised often and knew it, but the knowledge never dulled the edge of an insatiable appetite.Corot
- to punish or discriminate against selectively or unfairly
- to make a victim of
- to kill as or in a manner resembling a sacrificial victim
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Word Origin and History for victimised
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