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victimize

[ vik-tuh-mahyz ]
/ 藞v瑟k t蓹藢ma瑟z /
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verb (used with object), vic路tim路ized, vic路tim路iz路ing.
to make a victim of.
to dupe, swindle, or cheat: to victimize poor widows.
to slay as or like a sacrificial victim.
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Also especially British, vic路tim路ise .

Origin of victimize

First recorded in 1820鈥30; victim + -ize

synonym study for victimize

2. See cheat.

OTHER WORDS FROM victimize

vic路tim路i路za路tion [vik-tuh-muh-zey-shuhn] /藢v瑟k t蓹 m蓹藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n/ nounvic路tim路iz路er, nounun路vic路tim路ized, adjective
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How to use victimize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for victimize

victimize

victimise

/ (藞v瑟kt瑟藢ma瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to punish or discriminate against selectively or unfairly
to make a victim of
to kill as or in a manner resembling a sacrificial victim

Derived forms of victimize

victimization or victimisation, nounvictimizer or victimiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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