revictimize

verb re·vic·tim·ize \ (ˌ)rē-ˈvik-tə-ˌmīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of revictimize

revictimized; revictimizing
: 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

revictimization

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌvik-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ 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

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