What does persecute mean?

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Persecute

    pėr′se-kūt, v.t. to pursue so as to injure or annoy: to follow after persistently: to annoy or punish, esp. for religious or political opinions.—ns. Persecū′tion, act or practice of persecuting: state of being persecuted: a time of general oppression on account of religious opinions; Per′secūtor:—fem. Per′secūtrix. [Fr.,—L. persequi, persecutusper, thoroughly, sequi, to follow.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persecute in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persecute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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