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English definition of “victimize”

victimize

verb [T] (UK usually victimise)     /ˈvɪk.tɪ.maɪz/
to treat someone in an intentionally unfair way, especially because of their race , sex , beliefs , etc.: He claimed he'd been victimized by the police . Nixon felt that he was being victimized by the media .Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive victimization (UK usually victimisation)     /ˌvɪk.tɪ.maɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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