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Synonyms for victimize
ˈvɪk təˌmaɪzvic·tim·ize

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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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  1. witness

    to have no part in something and be completely innocent

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Mark Molinari:

    Criminal mischief, swastikas, property damage are no different to us than robberies and assaults. They're all victimizing an entire community -- sometimes a world-wide community -- so not being able to get closure for that community is difficult for all of us here, our cases don't just victimize the victim. They victimize a group.

  2. Jewel Allison:

    For years, I thought that I was the only one, i kept this as a secret ... afraid no one is going to believe you, afraid society is going to victimize you.

  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. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown:

    The defendant is accused of an egregious abuse of his position as a government screener at LaGuardia Airport to sexually victimize a young woman, such alleged conduct cannot, under any circumstances, go unpunished.

  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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