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victim

vic·tim

victim

 
pronunciation:
vIk tihm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone who is harmed physically or emotionally by a person or group of people, or by circumstance.
The murder victim had been strangled.The orphans were innocent victims of war.
synonyms:
butt, prey, target
similar words:
case, casualty, goat, martyr, object, patient, scapegoat, sufferer
definition 2: someone who is deceived or cheated.
He was a victim of a scheme to rob elderly people of their savings.
similar words:
dupe, fool, mark, patsy, pawn, prey, pushover, quarry, sucker, target
definition 3: a living being that is killed and offered to a deity as part of religious practice or ceremony; sacrifice.
synonyms:
sacrifice
similar words:
martyr, offering
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The word victim contains the following part:
vinc, vict, vanq Latin root that means conquer