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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. Gregory Rohl:

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

  2. Rachael Denhollander:

    There has still been a complete refusal to recognize that Dean Strampel’s response to, and attitude towards, sexual assault victims, myself included, was abhorrent, his words and actions created a culture where victims were disbelieved, silenced and mocked, and one of the most prolific pedophiles in U.S. history was able to victimize little girls with impunity.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Love after the investigation, in whatever way, absolutely reflects not real love; it shows an attempt to victimize an innocent with honey, money, and resources of social status.

  4. Jesse Kremer:

    As Wisconsin legislators, we are constantly being challenged by some of the leaders in our larger communities to stop the violence, and I do not believe that disarming a certain segment of law-abiding citizens, our college students, leads to less violence. I believe, instead, it is providing criminals and thugs an easy target to victimize.

  5. Phelim Kine:

    She is an exemplar of a gross miscarriage of injustice rooted in Pakistan’s extremely unfair blasphemy laws and of how this law can victimize someone who should not be inside the criminal justice system whatsoever.

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