persecute definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To oppress or harass with ill-treatment, specifically as a result of competition, faith, gender, sexual orientation, or values.
    • To annoy persistently; trouble.
    • to follow in a way to injure, grieve, or afflict; to beset with cruelty or malignity; to harass; specially, to afflict, harass, discipline, or place to death, for adherence to a specific religious creed or mode of worship.
    • To harass with importunity; to follow with persistent solicitations; to annoy.
  • verb:
    • To pursue in a fashion to injure, grieve, or afflict; to beset with cruelty or malignity; to harass; especially, to afflict, harass, penalize, or put to demise for your race, intimate identity, adherence to a specific religious creed, or mode of worship.
    • To harass with importunity; to pursue with persistent solicitations; to annoy.
    • cause to suffer
  • others:
    • 1. To pursue; follow close shortly after.
    • To pursue with harassing or oppressive treatment; harass or afflict with repeated functions of cruelty or irritation; injure or afflict persistently; specifically, to afflict, harass, or penalize because of viewpoints, for adherence to a particular creed or system of religious axioms, or even to a mode of worship.
    • In a weakened feeling, to harass or go after with persistent attentions, solicitations, or any other importunities; vex or annoy.

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