What is another word for victimize?

Synonyms for victimize
ˈvɪk təˌmaɪzvic·tim·ize

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. victimize, victimiseverb

    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, victimiseverb

    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, converb

    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

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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. victimizeverb

    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. Keechant Sewell:

    Vitally important is that 10 more illegal firearms have been taken off the streets of this city that will never be used to victimize another New Yorker, in addition to the illegal guns, the other arrests were for drug sale or possession, forgery, suspended or revoked driver's licenses, reckless endangerment, felony assault, criminal possession of a knife and criminal trespass.

  2. James Baldwin:

    It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.

  3. Rick Scott:

    Our communities must be protected from sick individuals who exploit and victimize children, and also from liberal activist judges who abuse their sentencing discretion to let offenders off the hook. Federal sentencing guidelines for these heinous crimes are critical, and I am proud to support this good bill to ensure guidelines are strictly enforced.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Decisions based on emotions, affections, motivations are such a mistake that can victimize you, even others.

  5. Gregory Rohl:

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

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