victimize

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "victimise."
victimize(
vihk
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tuh
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mayz
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. perseguir
In the early days of the church, Christians were victimized wherever they went.En los primeros tiempos de la iglesia, perseguían a los cristianos dondequiera que fueran.
b. tratar injustamente
Liam felt that the teachers victimized him because he was different.Liam sentía que los profesores lo trataban injustamente porque era diferente.
c. victimizar
We need to pass legislation that will help the poor, not victimize them.Debemos aprobar legislación que ayude a los pobres, no que los victimice.
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victimize
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. perseguir, tratar injustamente
he was victimized at schoolen la escuela se metían con él
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victimize [ˈvɪktɪmaɪz]
transitive verb
(pursue) perseguir; (punish) escoger y castigar; tomar represalias contra
to be victimized ser víctima de una persecución; the strikers should not be victimized no hay por qué castigar a los huelguistas; she feels she has been victimized ella cree que ha sido escogida como víctima
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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