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Definition of victimize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

victimize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈvɪktəˌmaɪz//
 
[often passive] victimize somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they victimize
 
he / she / it victimizes
 
past simple victimized
 
-ing form victimizing
 
 
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to make someone suffer unfairly because you do not like them, their opinions, or something that they have done For years he had been victimized by neighborhood bullies. The union claimed that some of its members had been victimized for taking part in the strike.
victimization
 
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NAmE//ˌvɪktəməˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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