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

"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
Examples:

"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
  victimized
  victim
  victimise
  victimiser
  victimised
  viscidness