Pronunciation: (vik'tu-mīz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make a victim of.
2. to dupe, swindle, or cheat: to victimize poor widows.
3. to slay as or like a sacrificial victim. Also, esp. Brit.,vic'tim•ise".
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