Definitions for persecuteˈpɜr sɪˌkyut
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
per•se•cuteˈpɜr sɪˌkyut(v.t.)-cut•ed, -cut•ing.
to subject to harassing or cruel treatment, as because of religion, race, or beliefs; oppress.
to annoy or trouble persistently.
Origin of persecute:
1400–50; back formation from persecutour persecutor (< AF) < LL persecūtor orig. prosecutor = L persecū-, var. s. of persequī to prosecute, pursue closely (see per -, sequence ) +-tor -tor
per′se•cu`to•ry-ˌkyu tə ri, -kyəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)
cause to suffer
"Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to treat sb unfairly due to their religion, race, etc.
a tribe that has been persecuted for centuries
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
Translations for persecute
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make (someone) suffer, especially because of their opinions or beliefs
They were persecuted for their religion.
- يَضْطَهِد، يُعَذِّبArabic
- perseguirPortuguese (BR)
- διώκω, κατατρέχωGreek
- perseguir; acosar, atormentarSpanish
- taga kiusamaEstonian
- اذیت کردنFarsi
- उत्पीडि़त करनाHindi
- menganiaya, menyiksaIndonesian
- اذیت کردنPersian
- پسې اخيستل ( تعقيبول ): ځورول، ربړولPashto
- a persecutaRomanian
- подвергать гонениямRussian
- förfölja, ansätta, plågaSwedish
- zulmetmek, eziyet etmekTurkish
- 迫害，殘害Chinese (Trad.)
- اذيت ديناUrdu
- hành hạVietnamese
- 迫害Chinese (Simp.)
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