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victimize

vic·tim·ize

victimize

 
pronunciation:
vIk t maIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: victimized, victimizes, victimizing
definition 1: to make a victim of.
similar words:
prey
definition 2: to cheat, deceive, or swindle.
similar words:
bilk, deceive, rip off
derivations: victimization (n.), victimizer (n.)
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The word victimize contains the following part:
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).