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

Derived forms: victimized, victimizes, victimizing

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

Encyclopedia: Victimize