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Verb: victimise  'vik-ti,mIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: victimize)
  1. Make a victim of
    "I was victimised by this con-man";
    - victimize
  2. Punish unjustly
    - victimize
  3. Deprive of by deceit
    "He victimised me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer], nobble [Brit], diddle, bunco [N. Amer], defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle [N. Amer], short-change, con, grift [N. Amer], ream [N. Amer], bunko

Derived forms: victimising, victimises, victimised

Type of: cheat, chisel, penalise [Brit], penalize, punish, rip off, sanction, wrong

Encyclopedia: Victimise