Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make a victim of, especially.
  • transitive verb To injure or kill.
  • transitive verb To cheat or defraud.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb make a victim of
  • verb deprive of by deceit
  • verb punish unjustly

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

victim +‎ -ize

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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 -

  • 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 -

  • 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

  • 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 -

  • 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 -

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