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tr.v. vic·tim·ized, vic·tim·iz·ing, vic·tim·iz·es
To make a victim of, especially:
a. To injure or kill.
b. To cheat or defraud.

vic′tim·i·za′tion (-tə-mĭ-zā′shən) n.
vic′tim·iz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.victimized - of personsvictimized - of persons; taken advantage of; "after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used"
misused - used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose; "misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents"
References in classic literature ?
"She, poor innocent creature, is left to be victimized by an old man who has outlived his wits.
Lydgate pausing and looking at her began to feel that half-maddening sense of helplessness which comes over passionate people when their passion is met by an innocent-looking silence whose meek victimized air seems to put them in the wrong, and at last infects even the justest indignation with a doubt of its justice.
I 'll manage the old chap, and the horses too;" and opening the door, Tom vanished aloft, leaving poor victimized Polly to quake inside, while he placidly revelled in freedom and peanuts outside, with the staid old driver.
I thought without any great resentment that I was being victimized; but then it occurred to me that the cause of his absence was quite simple.
I remember the thought which occurred to me when some ingenious and spiritual foreigners came to America, was, Have you been victimized in being brought hither?--or, prior to that, answer me this, 'Are you victimizable?'
Empowering women was first initiated by our beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH as women of that era were being victimized by all means but honestly speaking, empowering women could be understood in its true meaning for which women empowerment was initiated.
The PPP Senator said that it was not for the first time that PPP was being victimized but in every era PPP had been victimized, however, the party would not be weakened by such revengeful actions and biased court verdicts.
He said that it is not for first that PPP is being victimized but in every era PPP had been victimized however the party would not be weakened by such revengeful actions and biased court verdicts.
The statement came after he asked his followers if they were victimized by a scam promising a VIP ticket for a supposed Eraserheads reunion concert.
"Likewise, I have directed the PRO-12 under Police Brigadier General Eli (Eliseo) Rasco to expedite the investigation of those involved in the investment scam that has victimized many personnel in the region," Albayalde said, assuring the relieved cops that they will be given due process.
ISLAMABAD: Senator Barrister Waleed Iqbal on Wednesday said PTI-led government believed in the politics of reconciliation and it never victimized any politician in past .
She added that the leaders of all the other political parties are being victimized in the name of accountability, while there is no accountability for the PTI shows the poor performance of NAB and other national institutes.