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verb [transitive]     victimize pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlevictimizing
past tensevictimized
past participlevictimized
  1. to treat someone in a deliberately unfair way

    He claimed that he had been victimized by his boss.

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     victimization pronunciation in American English
/ˌvɪktɪmɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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