revictimize

verb
re·​vic·​tim·​ize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈvik-tə-ˌmīz How to pronounce revictimize (audio) \
revictimized; revictimizing

Definition of revictimize

transitive verb

: to victimize (someone) again : to make a victim of (someone) again "This scam revictimized families who were already suffering from the collapse of the housing market."— Eric Schneiderman

Other Words from revictimize

revictimization \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌvik-​tə-​mə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce revictimization (audio) \ noun, plural revictimizations
… forcing a victim to face an abuser in the presence of others and articulate the painful details of the abuse she has suffered can be tantamount to revictimization. — Ayonna Johnson

First Known Use of revictimize

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Revictimize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revictimize. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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