[ US /ˈvɪktəmaɪz/ ]
  1. make a victim of
    I was victimized by this con-man
  2. deprive of by deceit
    He swindled me out of my inheritance
    She defrauded the customers who trusted her
  3. punish unjustly
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How To Use victimize In A Sentence

  • When Yahoo bureaucracy rules, people die in the health services and the aged in nursing homes are victimised while benchmark payments are pocketed.
  • Ordinary Māori, many of whom were victimized by the police raids, descended upon Parliament today in a hikoi mass march, and beg to differ. Archive 2007-11-01
  • The fat boy was victimized by his classmates.
  • Owing to these reversals the linear and telic structure of the narrative is attenuated as the pursuer becomes the pursued, the hunter the hunted, the victimizer the victim, the will to kill the will to die.
  • He felt the students had been victimized because they'd voiced opposition to the government.
  • To the ACLU's secular Jewish policy-makers, Christianity is a tool of majority opression of "victimized minorities" which has to be warred on along with other high agenda bugaboos like firearms ownership, bigots who won't let courts impose gay marriage, and "heteronormative" institutions like the Boy Scouts. Protesting minarets.
  • He is still a little straitened, a little pestered by the doubting and critical optics which our time turns upon man, a little victimized by his knowledge of limitary conditions and secondary laws. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865
  • They have to be careful that innocent persons are not victimised.
  • He represented himself as a hard - working, self - made small businessman victimized by mindless, bullying bureaucracy.
  • In a recent article, John Pilger quotes historian Mark Curtis 'characterization of "unworthy victims" as "unpeople" while Herman and Chomsky explain the "propaganda system," played out in the dominant media, characterizes people abused and victimized by us or our client states as "unworthy. "Worthy and Unworthy Victims"
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