verb (used with object), vic·tim·ized, vic·tim·iz·ing.
- to make a victim of.
- to dupe, swindle, or cheat: to victimize poor widows.
- to slay as or like a sacrificial victim.
- to punish or discriminate against selectively or unfairly
- to make a victim of
- to kill as or in a manner resembling a sacrificial victim
1840, noun of action from victimize.