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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.
1. to punish or discriminate against selectively or unfairly
2. to make a victim of
3. to kill as or in a manner resembling a sacrificial victim
ˌvictimiˈzation, ˌvictimiˈsation n
ˈvictimˌizer, ˈvictimˌiser n
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make a victim of.
2. to dupe, swindle, or cheat.
syn: See cheat.
Past participle: victimized
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|Verb||1.||victimize - make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man"|
wrong - treat unjustly; do wrong to
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
|2.||victimize - punish unjustly|
|3.||victimize - deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"|
bunco, con, defraud, diddle, gip, goldbrick, gyp, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, short-change
victimize[ˈvɪktɪmaɪz] VT (= pursue) → perseguir; (= punish) → escoger y castigar, tomar represalias contra
to be victimized → ser víctima de una persecución
the strikers should not be victimized → no hay por qué castigar a los huelguistas
she feels she has been victimized → ella cree que ha sido escogida como víctima