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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is way beyond the pale, this is basically a call to persecute a religious minority based on nothing other than their faith.
If they start to persecute them, then everything that makes Hong Kong special goes away, they are looking for scapegoats because they have mishandled this so badly.
Universities are of course hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine as churches and monasteries persecute youthful saints.
Everyone, whether cardinal or scientist, who believes that his own truth is complete and final must become a dogmatist...The more sincere his faith, the more he is bound to persecute, to save others from falling into error.
I want British Muslims to know we will back them to stand against those who spread hate and to counter the narrative which says Muslims do not feel British, i want police to take more action against those who persecute others simply because of their religion.
Images & Illustrations of persecute
Translations for persecute
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ahdistella, vainotaFinnish
- [[подвергать]] [[гонение, донимать, досаждать, докучать, надоедать, доставать, преследоватьRussian
- proganjati, progonitiSerbo-Croatian
Get even more translations for persecute »
Find a translation for the persecute definition in other languages:
Select another language: