persecute

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

Do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. -Matt. v. 44.

{v} to pursue with enmity, to harass
cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"
If you say that someone is persecuting you, you mean that they are deliberately making your life difficult. He said his first wife persecuted him with her unreasonable demands
{f} oppress, torment, maltreat; harass, hound, bother
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
cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union
If someone is persecuted, they are treated cruelly and unfairly, often because of their race or beliefs. Mr Weaver and his family have been persecuted by the authorities for their beliefs They began by brutally persecuting the Catholic Church. a persecuted minority
persecutor
{n} one who persecutes or disturbs
persecuted
past of persecute
persecuted
{s} oppressed, tormented, maltreated; harassed, hounded, bothered
persecutes
third-person singular of persecute
persecuting
present participle of persecute
persecutor
The persecutors of a person or group treat them cruelly and unfairly, especially because of their religious or political beliefs, or their race
persecutor
someone who torments
persecutor
A person or thing that persecutes or harasses
persecutor
One who persecutes, or harasses
persecutor
{i} oppressor, harasser; enemy, foe
persecutors
plural of persecutor
persecutory
{s} of or pertaining to feelings of persecution; being feelings of persecution
persecutory
of, or relating to persecuting or a persecution
persecute
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