|part of speech:
||persecuted, persecutes, persecuting
||to continually treat in a cruel or harsh way because of race, religion, political ideas, or some other difference.
Adolf Hitler persecuted the Jewish people.
- harass, oppress
- similar words:
- abuse, discriminate against, mistreat
||misuse, torture, wrong
||persecutive (adj.), persecutory (adj.), persecutor (n.)