|1.||[ verb ] make a victim of|
"I was victimized by this con-man"
|Related terms:||wrong deceive cheat victim exploitation victimization victimiser|
|2.||[ verb ] punish unjustly|
|Related terms:||punish victim|
|3.||[ verb ] deprive of by deceit|
|Synonyms:||swindle defraud con gyp bunco diddle mulct nobble goldbrick scam rook|
"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"
|Related terms:||cheat short-change exploitation bunco scam swindler|