Definición de victim en inglés:

victim

Saltos de línea: vic¦tim
Pronunciación: /ˈvɪktɪm
 
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sustantivo

1A person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action: victims of domestic violence earthquake victims
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Here is the man who is first to raise money or organise events to help victims of crime or the needy, a man with human compassion.
  • It estimates that one woman in four now suffers as a victim of domestic violence.
  • Tragic mums whose children were victims of gun crime were today gathering at a unique event to tackle armed gangs.
Sinónimos
sufferer, injured party, casualty, injured person, wounded person; dead person, fatality, loss; loser
1.1A person who is tricked or duped: the victim of a hoax
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Among the victims he duped were people from Lancashire, Bury and Nottinghamshire.
  • Now fraudsters are applying similar tricks against potential enterprise victims.
  • The latest MyTob email worms have adopted fresh tactics in an attempt to trick victims.
Sinónimos
dupe, easy target, easy prey, fair game, sitting target, everybody's fool, stooge, gull, fool, Aunt Sally; target, prey, quarry, object, subject, recipient, focus
informal sitting duck, sucker, fall guy, pushover, soft touch, easy touch, chump, muggins, charlie
North American informal patsy, pigeon, sap, schlemiel, mark
Australian/New Zealand informal dill
1.2A person who has come to feel helpless and passive in the face of misfortune or ill-treatment: I saw myself as a victim [as modifier]: a victim mentality
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In the real world, the people of Liverpool have no more of a victim mentality than the people of Norwich.
  • Yet we know that even in such utterly abject circumstances, these people were not simply passive victims.
  • But women have never been simply passive victims of either side of this process.
1.3A living creature killed as a religious sacrifice: sacrificial victims for the ritual festivals
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The captives were then used as sacrificial victims to the gods of the victor; one ritual feeding another.
  • Legend records that at the dedication of the former some 20000 human victims were sacrificed.
  • If not, and if some want to draw lots to choose a sacrificial victim, may they force everyone to join in?
Sinónimos

Origen

late 15th century (denoting a creature killed as a religious sacrifice): from Latin victima.

Frases

fall victim to

Be hurt, killed, damaged, or destroyed by: he fell victim to a fatal blood infection
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A mother whose young daughter allegedly fell victim to the abuse condemned the BNP for turning her ordeal into a race issue.
  • A 16-year-old boy was left with a black eye and facial bruising after falling victim to what appears to have been the first reported incident of its kind in the borough.
  • I am concerned that companies are falling victim to online commercial extortion and we are not being told.
Sinónimos
fall ill with, be stricken with, become infected with, catch, develop, contract, pick up; succumb to, be overcome by, be overwhelmed by

Derivativos

victimhood

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He is the most famously self-indulgent wallower in a contemporary neurosis: making a shrine of your imagined victimhood for others to bow down to.
  • The assumption that underlies Moore's work is that victims have greater moral authority than anyone else, simply by virtue of their victimhood.
  • Isn't it possible that a person's reaction to being a victim can be so excessive that it cancels out the relevance of their victimhood to the commission of the crime?

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