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victimize

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verb vic·tim·ize \ˈvik-tə-ˌmīz\

Simple Definition of victimize

  • : to treat (someone) cruelly or unfairly

  • : to make a victim of (someone) : to harm or commit a crime against (someone)

Full Definition of victimize

vic·tim·izedvic·tim·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a victim of

  3. 2 :  to subject to deception or fraud :  cheat

vic·tim·i·za·tion play \ˌvik-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
vic·tim·iz·er play \ˈvik-tə-ˌmī-zər\ noun

Examples of victimize

  1. They were victimized because of their religion.

  2. <victimized by a confidence man with a slick story>



1830

First Known Use of victimize

1830



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