Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb victimize

3 senses of victimize

Sense 1
victimize, victimise -- (make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man")
       => wrong -- (treat unjustly; do wrong to)

Sense 2
victimize, victimise -- (punish unjustly)
       => punish, penalize, penalise -- (impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again")

Sense 3
victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con -- (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")
       => cheat, rip off, chisel -- (deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money")

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