victimized

victimize

[vik-tuh-mahyz]
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

victimization, noun
victimizer, noun
unvictimized, adjective


2. defraud, fool, hoodwink, beguile. See cheat.
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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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victimize
1830, from victim + -ize. Related: Victimized; victimization.
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