- 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 victimizer
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
September 10, 2014
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
December 18, 2012
This child soldier is a victim and a victimizer, imbued with innocence and evil.Walter Mosley's Reading List
March 24, 2009
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
Sometimes the victim and the victimizer meet, the money demanded is paid over, and there the matter ends.
- to punish or discriminate against selectively or unfairly
- to make a victim of
- to kill as or in a manner resembling a sacrificial victim
Word Origin and History for victimizer
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper