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vic·tim·ize

 (vĭk′tə-mīz′)
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.

victimize

(ˈvɪktɪˌmaɪz) or

victimise

vb (tr)
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

vic•tim•ize

(ˈvɪk təˌmaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make a victim of.
2. to dupe, swindle, or cheat.
[1820–30]
vic`tim•i•za′tion, n.
vic′tim•iz`er, n.
syn: See cheat.

victimize


Past participle: victimized
Gerund: victimizing

Imperative
victimize
victimize
Present
I victimize
you victimize
he/she/it victimizes
we victimize
you victimize
they victimize
Preterite
I victimized
you victimized
he/she/it victimized
we victimized
you victimized
they victimized
Present Continuous
I am victimizing
you are victimizing
he/she/it is victimizing
we are victimizing
you are victimizing
they are victimizing
Present Perfect
I have victimized
you have victimized
he/she/it has victimized
we have victimized
you have victimized
they have victimized
Past Continuous
I was victimizing
you were victimizing
he/she/it was victimizing
we were victimizing
you were victimizing
they were victimizing
Past Perfect
I had victimized
you had victimized
he/she/it had victimized
we had victimized
you had victimized
they had victimized
Future
I will victimize
you will victimize
he/she/it will victimize
we will victimize
you will victimize
they will victimize
Future Perfect
I will have victimized
you will have victimized
he/she/it will have victimized
we will have victimized
you will have victimized
they will have victimized
Future Continuous
I will be victimizing
you will be victimizing
he/she/it will be victimizing
we will be victimizing
you will be victimizing
they will be victimizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been victimizing
you have been victimizing
he/she/it has been victimizing
we have been victimizing
you have been victimizing
they have been victimizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been victimizing
you will have been victimizing
he/she/it will have been victimizing
we will have been victimizing
you will have been victimizing
they will have been victimizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been victimizing
you had been victimizing
he/she/it had been victimizing
we had been victimizing
you had been victimizing
they had been victimizing
Conditional
I would victimize
you would victimize
he/she/it would victimize
we would victimize
you would victimize
they would victimize
Past Conditional
I would have victimized
you would have victimized
he/she/it would have victimized
we would have victimized
you would have victimized
they would have victimized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.victimize - make a victim ofvictimize - 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"
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
2.victimize - punish unjustlyvictimize - punish unjustly      
penalise, penalize, punish - impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"
3.victimize - deprive of by deceitvictimize - 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"
short, short-change - cheat someone by not returning him enough money
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"

victimize

verb persecute, bully, pick on, abuse, harass, discriminate against, lean on, have it in for (informal), push someone around, give someone a hard time, demonize, have a down on (informal), have your knife into People victimize others in order to exert power and maintain control.

victimize

verb
1. To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, stick, sting.
2. To offer as a sacrifice:
Translations

victimize

[ˈvɪktɪmaɪz] VT (= pursue) → perseguir; (= punish) → escoger y castigar, tomar represalias contra
to be victimizedser víctima de una persecución
the strikers should not be victimizedno hay por qué castigar a los huelguistas
she feels she has been victimizedella cree que ha sido escogida como víctima

victimize

[ˈvɪktɪmaɪz] victimise (British) vtbrimerVictim Support n organisme d'aide aux victimes de crimes

victimize

vtungerecht behandeln; (= pick on)schikanieren; she feels victimizedsie fühlt sich ungerecht behandelt; this victimizes the publicdarunter hat die Öffentlichkeit zu leiden

victimize

[ˈvɪktɪˌmaɪz] vtperseguitare qn
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He said that government is creating polarization and uncertainty by victimizing opposition while in the given situation when the country is under threat at western and eastern border from our enemies, we need unity.
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They PPP days were counted and its stay in power was limited to few days as such they advised PPP to refrain from victimizing nationalists or it may face ire of people in forthcoming elelctions.
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New Delhi, Oct 1(ANI): The Congress party on Saturday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over the arrest of suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt, and blamed them for victimizing whistleblowers.