cause to suffer
"Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"
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.
To harass with importunity; to pursue with persistent solicitations; to annoy.
Origin: From persécuter, from persequor, from (English sequel). Compare prosecute.
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
to harass with importunity; to pursue with persistent solicitations; to annoy
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, persecutus—per, thoroughly, sequi, to follow.]
The numerical value of persecute in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of persecute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- ahdistella, vainotaFinnish
- [[подвергать]] [[гонение, донимать, досаждать, докучать, надоедать, доставать, преследоватьRussian
- proganjati, progonitiSerbo-Croatian
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