Synonyms for (verb) victimize

Synonyms: victimise, victimize

Definition: punish unjustly

Similar words: penalise, penalize, punish

Definition: impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

Usage: The students were penalized for showing up late for class; we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again


Synonyms: hornswoggle, goldbrick, gip, gyp, bunco, short-change, scam, rook, con, diddle, defraud, swindle, mulct, nobble, victimize

Definition: deprive of by deceit

Usage: 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

Similar words: rip off, cheat, chisel

Definition: deprive somebody of something by deceit

Usage: The con-man beat me out of $50; This salesman ripped us off!; we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme; They chiseled me out of my money


Synonyms: victimise, victimize

Definition: make a victim of

Usage: I was victimized by this con-man

Similar words: wrong

Definition: treat unjustly; do wrong to