1. [ verb ] make a victim of
Synonyms: victimise

"I was victimized by this con-man"

Related terms: wrong deceive cheat victim exploitation victimization victimiser
2. [ verb ] punish unjustly
Synonyms: victimise
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
Similar spelling:   victimizer