victimize

[vik-tuh-mahyz] /ˈvɪk təˌmaɪz/
verb (used with object), victimized, victimizing.
1.
to make a victim of.
2.
to dupe, swindle, or cheat:
"to victimize poor widows."
3.
to slay as or like a sacrificial victim.
Also, especially British, victimise.
Origin
1820–30; victim + -ize
Related forms
victimization, noun
victimizer, noun
unvictimized, adjective
Synonyms
2. defraud, fool, hoodwink, beguile. See cheat.
British Dictionary definitions for victimize
victimize or victimise (ˈvɪktɪˌmaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to punish or discriminate against selectively or unfairly
2.  to make a victim of
3.  to kill as or in a manner resembling a sacrificial victim
 
victimise or victimise
 
vb
 
victimi'zation or victimise
 
n
 
victimi'sation or victimise
 
n
 
'victimizer or victimise
 
n
 
'victimiser or victimise
 
n

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Word Origin and History for victimize
victimize
1830, from victim + -ize. Related: Victimized; victimization.
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