Definition of victimize in English:
Single (someone) out for cruel or unjust treatment: they are victimized by racism or discriminatory barriers
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- In many countries people are victimised, terrorised, disappeared or tortured, for publicly, or even privately, expressing dissent.
- Reports that he felt victimized by racism at some point in his life don't unto themselves make his race relevant.
- A righteous-sounding phrase is being exploited to victimise persons perceived to be a threat to the regime, while others are rewarded with the ill-gotten booty.
persecute, pick on, push around, lean on, bully, abuse, discriminate against, ill-treat, mistreat, maltreat, harass, hound, torment, terrorize, torture, punish unfairly
informal get at, have it in for, have a down on, be down on, give someone a hard time, hassle, needle, get on someone's back, make things hot for someone, take for a ride, con, diddle, rip off, fleece
- Example sentences
- In 2002, there were 23 violent crimes per 1,000 people, compared with 25 victimizations per 1,000 people in 2001.
- It will help black Americans to recall that they have a history that transcends victimization and exclusion.
- Critics say this adds to the victimization of workers who have already suffered as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
- Example sentences
- And he seems to me to believe, finally, that the only really satisfactory ‘consequences’ are the ones victims get to inflict on victimizers, not the consequences God inflicts.
- I was referring to citizens of a militarized state, both its victims and its victimizers.
- To preserve the division of the world into victims and victimizers, therefore, it is intellectually imperative to keep migrants in a state of the most complete dependence possible.
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