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victimize

verb beguile, betray, cheat, con, damage, deceive, defraud, delude, do out of, dupe, exploit, fast-talk, finagle, fleece, flimflam, fool, hoodwink, injure, mislead, obtain under false pretenses, prey on, snooker, subject to a swindle, subject to fraud, swindle, take advantage of, to subject to fraud, trick, use
See also: bait, betray, bilk, deceive, defeat, dupe, endanger, ensnare, exploit, extort, harass, illude, inveigle, maltreat, mishandle, mistreat, palter, persecute, prey, slay
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But the transformation of abusive relationships may be impossible to achieve because the victimizer may be unknown (as in the case of assault), may be dead, or may resist acknowledging any wrongdoing.
You must look at the memories of the victim and the victimizer and balance those memories so you're able to rebuild trust in the person who offended you.
Neither the age nor gender of the victimizer, the number of times a youth was molested, the number of victimizers, nor the degree of force involved proved predictive.
There is no such thing as "shared guilt" in rape or sexual violence: there is a victim and a victimizer.
To his supporters, Aristide is a victim, nor a victimizer.
In the chapter on Walcott's Omeros he focuses on what Walcott describes in 'The Schooner, Flight' as 'the pain of history words contain' by considering, with a developing density of allusion, the wound inflicted on the victims of suffering and cruelty which is inseparable from the damage experienced by the victimizer.
What's disgusting is that I've been a victim of Fikes all these years and my victimizer turns around and sues me," Romero quoted Furst as responding.
Euphemism, Stein argues, implicates all, victimizer and victim equally, because it is the taken-for-granted acceptance of language that makes the actions possible in the first place.
The roles of victimizer and victim are not analogous; those roles as they have been played out throughout history demand careful clarification and not a facile balancing sentence.
108) in which the primitive victim encroaches upon the territory of the civilized victimizer.
She is Mercury and Diana, always able to turn her victimizer into a victim" (68).
Rather than forcing the female character into the contradictory positions of victim par excellence and absolute sadistic victimizer, Cavani estranges the notion of the pure victim by undermining the erotics of masochism: Lucia, the survivor, consents to the violent sexual play incited by Max, the night porter and former SS officer, while Wertmuller replaces the image of the Nazi as a sadistic feminized man with a sadistic masculinized woman.