Definitions for: Victimize


[v] punish unjustly
[v] 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"
[v] make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man"



Webster (1913) Definition: Vic"tim*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Victimized; p.
pr. & vb. n. Victimizing.]
To make a victim of, esp. by deception; to dupe; to cheat.

Synonyms: bunco, con, defraud, diddle, goldbrick, gyp, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, victimise

See Also: beat, cheat, chisel, cozen, deceive, delude, lead on, penalise, penalize, punish, rip off, short, short-change, wrong

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