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Synonyms for victimize
ˈvɪk təˌmaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. victimize, victimise(verb)

    make a victim of

    "I was victimized by this con-man"

    Synonyms:
    nobble, gip, hornswoggle, scam, victimise, short-change, gyp, bunco, con, goldbrick, rook, mulct, defraud, diddle, swindle

  2. victimize, victimise(verb)

    punish unjustly

    Synonyms:
    nobble, gip, hornswoggle, scam, victimise, short-change, gyp, bunco, con, goldbrick, rook, mulct, defraud, diddle, swindle

  3. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rook, cabbage, fiddle, hook, nobble, gip, shirk, goldbrick, swindle, con, memorise, snatch, diddle, lift, gyp, kidnap, abstract, toy, abduct, pilfer, filch, purloin, snarf, short-change, defraud, hornswoggle, play, victimise, sneak, bunco, pinch, swipe, short, memorize, learn, scam, mulct, shrink from

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. victimize

    Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that may damage the property and injure its sale; he may abuse it by needless defacement or neglect. It is possible to abuse a man without harming him, as when the criminal vituperates the judge; or to harm a man without abusing him, as when the witness tells the truth about the criminal. Defame, malign, rail at, revile, slander, vilify, and vituperate are used always in a bad sense. One may be justly reproached. To impose on or to victimize one is to injure him by abusing his confidence. To persecute one is to ill-treat him for opinion's sake, commonly for religious belief; to oppress is generally for political or pecuniary motives. "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy," Deut. xxiv, 14. Misemploy, misuse, and pervert are commonly applied to objects rather than to persons. A dissolute youth misemploys his time, misuses his money and opportunities, harms his associates, perverts his talents, wrongs his parents, ruins himself, abuses every good gift of God.

    Synonyms:
    abuse, aggrieve, damage, defame, defile, disparage, harm, ill-treat, ill-use, impose on, impose upon, injure, malign, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, prostitute, rail at, ravish, reproach, revile, ruin, slander, vilify, violate, vituperate, wrong

    Antonyms:
    applaud, benefit, care for, cherish, conserve, consider, eulogize, extol, favor, laud, panegyrize, praise, protect, regard, respect, shield, sustain, tend, uphold, vindicate

Editors Contribution

  1. witness

    to have no part in something and be completely innocent

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. victimize(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    [colloquial.] cheat, dupe, trick, defraud, deceive, swindle, cozen, chouse, gull, overreach, befool, beguile, circumvent, diddle, hoodwink, bamboozle, impose upon, put upon, practise upon, play upon, take in

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How to use victimize in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A vote holds not only a significant power; it also carries a key to a system, essence to the welfare, surety to the career of a future generation, and magnet to the stability of the state. The wrong choice or emotionally pledge and favour of the vote-casting can indeed victimize a voter itself as a consequence. Realize this power and use it wisely, disregarding all external influences and tricks.

  2. Gregory Rohl:

    That doesn't give the right to victimize another black man.

  3. Jewel Allison:

    I kept this as a secret ... afraid no one is going to believe you, afraid society is going to victimize you.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Stop exhorting privacy, and human rights since cell phones, laptops, computers, and such other objects stay in spying activities, whether privately by criminals or official Intelligence Agencies. Indeed, such creatures monitor, and victimize others' life continuously, violating privacy laws.

  5. Apple Inc.:

    The app displays police locations and we have verified with [ Hong Kong authorities ] that the app has been used to target and ambush police, threaten public safety, and criminals have used it to victimize residents in areas where they know there is no law enforcement, this app violates our guidelines and local laws, and we have removed it from the App Store.

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