US: /ˈvɪktəm/, /ˈvɪktɪm/
UK: /vˈɪktɪm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

victim /'viktim/
  • danh từ
    • vật bị hy sinh, người bị chết vì, nạn nhân
      • to fall a victim to disease: bị chết bệnh
      • the victim of circumstances: nạn nhân của hoàn cảnh
      • the victim of one's own ambition: là nạn nhân của tham vọng của chính mình
    • người bị lừa
      • the victim of dishonest companions: người bị bạn gian xảo lừa dối
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) vật tế

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 a person who has been attacked, injured or killed as the result of a crime, a disease, an accident, etc: murder / rape victims + accident / earthquake / famine victims + Aids / cancer / stroke victims + victims of crime + She was the innocent victim of an arson attack. + Schools are the latest victims of cuts in public spending.
2 a person who has been tricked: They were the victims of a cruel hoax. + She's a fashion victim (= wears the newest fashions even if they do not suit her).
3 an animal or a person that is killed and offered as a SACRIFICE: a sacrificial victim
Idioms: fall victim (to sth) (written) to be injured, damaged or killed by sth: Many plants have fallen victim to the sudden frost.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 sufferer, martyr, casualty, scapegoat, sacrificial lamb, injured party:
It is a pity that you had to be the victim of her greed.
2 dupe, gull, fool, butt, fair game, Colloq chump, fall guy, Slang sucker, sap, Chiefly US and Canadian patsy, US schnook, schlemiel or schlemihl or shlemiel:
She was an easy victim for any confidence man.

Collocation dictionary


hapless, helpless, innocent, poor, unfortunate, unsuspecting, unwilling
He defrauded his innocent victims of millions of pounds.
| easy
Tourists are easy victims for pickpockets.
| passive | willing
In his fantasies, women became passive and sometimes even willing victims.
| intended, potential
The intended victims were selected because they seemed vulnerable.
| child, elderly
the child victims of the war
| Aids, cancer, heart attack, plague, stroke | accident, bomb, crash, disaster, earthquake, famine, flood
The government is sending aid to flood victims.
| kidnap, murder, rape | sacrificial | fashion
She's a fashion victim (= wears the newest fashions even if they do not suit her).


portray sb as
In his trial, he tried to portray himself as the victim of an uncaring society.
| claim
The train crash claimed its tenth victim yesterday when the driver died in hospital.
| compensate
a bill aimed at compensating victims of air pollution
| blame
The cut in benefits for the unemployed is a classic case of blaming the victim.


~ of
They were the victims of a cruel hoax.


fall victim to sb/sth
Unfortunately, she fell victim to an unscrupulous landlord.
| a victim of your/its own success
The small firm became a victim of its own success when it could not supply all its orders on time.

Concise English dictionary

+an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
+a person who is tricked or swindled