HyperDic: victimize

English > 3 senses of the word victimize:
VERBsocialvictimize, victimisemake a victim / victim of
socialvictimize, victimisepunish unjustly
socialvictimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, condeprive of by deceit
victimize > pronunciation
Soundsvih'ktahmayz
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > victimize: 3 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningmake a victim / victim of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"I was victimized by this con-man "
Synonymvictimise
Narrowercheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
deceive, lead on, delude, cozenBe false to
Broaderwrongtreat unjustly
Spanishvictimizar
Nounsvictiman unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
victima person who is tricked or swindled
victimizationadversity resulting from being made a victim
victimizera person who victimizes others
English > victimize: 3 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningpunish unjustly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymvictimise
Broaderpunish, penalize, penaliseimpose a penalty on
Spanishrepresaliar, victimizar
Nounsvictiman unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
victima person who is tricked or swindled
English > victimize: 3 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningdeprive of by deceit.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymsswindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, con
Narrowershort-change, shortcheat someone by not returning him enough money
Broadercheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
Spanishdar gato por liebre, defraudar, embaucar, engañar, estafar, petardear, timar, victimizar
Catalandefraudar, entabanar, estafar
Nounsvictimizationan act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)

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