Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To subject to swindle or fraud.
  • transitive v. To make a victim of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make someone a victim or sacrifice.
  • v. To punish someone unjustly.
  • v. To swindle or defraud someone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make a victim of, esp. by deception; to dupe; to cheat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a victim of; especially, to make the victim of a swindling transaction; dupe; cheat. Also spelled victimise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make a victim of
  • v. deprive of by deceit
  • v. punish unjustly

Etymologies

victim +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And suggesting that libs are more concerned about the rights of terrorists than those they victimize is complete and utter nonsense.

    Think Progress » 128.

  • The answer is becuase merely looking at a picture does not "victimize" the child.

    200 years for possessing 20 photographs.

  • The sad truth is that Republicans frequently do blame the people they victimize which is the same tactic used by the above mentioned.

    Think Progress » MSNBC and CNN gaining on Fox News.

  • The May amended complaints filed by plaintiffs Elizabeth Watkins, Jamie Miener and Melanie Hedlund also contend that the township knew about Steiner's "campaign of offensive and outrageous sexual pursuit," and failed to put safeguards in place to protect the women or otherwise allowed Steiner to "victimize" the plaintiffs.

    Madison Record -

  • But riding a bike in heavy traffic and expecting everyone to not "victimize" is like driving from Denver to K.C. in a golf cart.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Anyone with information is being asked to call the Metro Police robbery section at no, laguna. it's liberals like you that try to "victimize" criminals that keep people like this on the streets.

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

  • Why would this supposed discriminatory agenda specify bettering the education and the over all standard of living of those whom it intends to 'victimize'?

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  • Boot camps would be more 'restorative justice'"(Province, Dec. 11): I am currently serving a 6-month sentence for non-violent, victim-free herbal crimes (cannabis and magic mushroom possession with the purpose of trafficking), and I disagree with Ferry's view that my herb sales" victimize "the community.

    Cannabis Culture Magazine

  • Now is not the time to victimize those who have been affected by this disease.

    Mia Farrow: Shame on the Milton Hershey School!

  • Clearly this program is attempting to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to influence them to believe that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.

    Asher Huey: Complaints Against All-American Muslim Are Ridiculous, Lowe's Looks Bad For Capitulating

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