Definition of victimize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

victimize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈvɪktɪmaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪktɪmaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they victimize
BrE BrE//ˈvɪktɪmaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪktɪmaɪz//
 
he / she / it victimizes
BrE BrE//ˈvɪktɪmaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪktɪmaɪzɪz//
 
past simple victimized
BrE BrE//ˈvɪktɪmaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪktɪmaɪzd//
 
past participle victimized
BrE BrE//ˈvɪktɪmaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪktɪmaɪzd//
 
-ing form victimizing
BrE BrE//ˈvɪktɪmaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪktɪmaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] victimize somebody to make somebody suffer unfairly because you do not like them, their opinions, or something that they have done For years the family had been victimized by racist neighbours. The union claimed that some of its members had been victimized for taking part in the strike. The church victimized teachers who showed dissent by questioning their ideas. The girls claimed they were being victimized by the police.
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