Definitions for persecuteˈpɜr sɪˌkyut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. persecute, oppress(verb)

    cause to suffer

    "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"

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  1. persecute(Verb)

    To pursue in a manner to injure, grieve, or afflict; to beset with cruelty or malignity; to harass; especially, to afflict, harass, punish, or put to death for one's race, sexual identity, adherence to a particular religious creed, or mode of worship.

    "Do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." u2013 Matt. 5:44.

  2. persecute(Verb)

    To harass with importunity; to pursue with persistent solicitations; to annoy.

  3. Origin: From persécuter, from persequor, from (English sequel). Compare prosecute.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persecute(verb)

    to pursue in a manner to injure, grieve, or afflict; to beset with cruelty or malignity; to harass; especially, to afflict, harass, punish, or put to death, for adherence to a particular religious creed or mode of worship

  2. Persecute(verb)

    to harass with importunity; to pursue with persistent solicitations; to annoy


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