victimize (also victimise) VERB single out for cruel or unjust treatment.
DERIVATIVES victimization noun victimizer noun.

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  • victimization — index abuse (physical misuse), atrocity, bunko, cruelty, oppression Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • victimization — (n.) 1840, noun of action from VICTIMIZE (Cf. victimize) …   Etymology dictionary

  • victimization — noun 1. adversity resulting from being made a victim his victimization infuriated him • Derivationally related forms: ↑victimize • Hypernyms: ↑adversity, ↑hardship, ↑hard knocks 2. an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • victimization — noun Victimization is used after these nouns: ↑peer …   Collocations dictionary

  • victimization — noun see victimize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • victimization — See victimize. * * * …   Universalium

  • victimization — noun a) An act that victimizes or exploits someone b) Adversity as a result of being a victim …   Wiktionary

  • victimization — Synonyms and related words: McCarthyism, bamboozlement, befooling, bluffing, calculated deception, circumvention, conning, deceiving, deception, deceptiveness, defrauding, delusion, delusiveness, dupery, enmeshment, ensnarement, entanglement,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • victimization — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An act of cheating: cheat, fraud, swindle. Informal: flimflam. Slang: gyp. See HONEST …   English dictionary for students

  • victimization — n. becoming a victim; act or instance of victimizing …   English contemporary dictionary

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