[ vik-tuh-muh-zey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act of making someone into a victim by harming or killing them: Mentally ill people who wander these streets are particularly vulnerable to victimization by criminal predators.

  2. the act or fact of blaming others for the hardships one encounters in life: That school of thought says that victimization is an attitude: you may have no control over what happens to you, but you can control what you do with it.

Origin of victimization

First recorded in 1840–50; victimiz(e) + -ation

Words Nearby victimization Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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