victimize


vic·tim·ize

verb \ˈvik-tə-ˌmīz\

: to treat (someone) cruelly or unfairly

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

vic·tim·izedvic·tim·iz·ing

Full Definition of VICTIMIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to make a victim of
2
:  to subject to deception or fraud :  cheat
vic·tim·i·za·tion \ˌvik-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
vic·tim·iz·er \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>

First Known Use of VICTIMIZE

1830

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