[ vik-tuh-mahyz ]
/ ˈvɪk təˌmaɪz /
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verb (used with object), vic·tim·ized, vic·tim·iz·ing.
to make a victim of.
to dupe, swindle, or cheat: to victimize poor widows.
to slay as or like a sacrificial victim.
OTHER WORDS FOR victimize
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Also especially British, vic·tim·ise .
synonym study for victimize
2. See cheat.
OTHER WORDS FROM victimizevic·tim·i·za·tion [vik-tuh-muh-zey-shuhn] /ˌvɪk tə məˈzeɪ ʃən/ nounvic·tim·iz·er, nounun·vic·tim·ized, adjective
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How to use victimize in a sentence
The one-time anti-bullying champion let his attorney seek to lump the victim together with the victimizer.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband|Michael Daly|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The reality is that they are much more likely to be the butt of jokes or teased or the victim rather than the victimizer.Parents Push Back at Suggestion Autism Was Behind Adam Lanza’s Rampage|Michelle Cottle|December 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This child soldier is a victim and a victimizer, imbued with innocence and evil.Walter Mosley's Reading List|Walter Mosley|March 24, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes the victim and the victimizer meet, the money demanded is paid over, and there the matter ends.
But I am inclined to think that this indicates weakness on the part of the victim rather than grace on the part of the victimizer.The Mirrors of Downing Street|Harold Begbie
British Dictionary definitions for victimize
/ (ˈvɪktɪˌmaɪz) /
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 victimizevictimization or victimisation, nounvictimizer or victimiser, noun
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