1. to pursue or follow relentlessly.
The sheriff hounded the bandits through the desert.
2. to continuously harass or nag.
He got his driver’s license and now he’s hounding his parents to buy him a car.
The collection agency keeps hounding us for money.
The princess felt she was being hounded by the press wherever she went.
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1. to subject (especially those belonging to a different political, religious, or racial group) to persistent harassment, punishment, or ill-treatment.
Among those persecuted by the Nazis were Jews, Romanies, Poles, and political opponents, as well as people with disabilities.
2. to annoy or bother persistently; pester.
The bullies persecuted the new boy.
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to make unavoidable or necessary.
Toxins in the air necessitated the wearing of masks at the excavation site.
The change necessitated adjustments in our attitudes.
1. to cause a strong or particular opinion or emotional feeling in.
The tremendous size of the structure impressed us greatly.
She impressed us as a thoughtful and honest person.
2. to make a strong or lasting impact on (someone), esp. a positive impact.
His earnest desire to learn impressed his teachers.
He is trying to impress her with his wealth.
3. to cause (something) to be known, remembered, and fully appreciated.
She tried to impress upon the children the importance of washing away germs.
His parents impressed on him the necessity of working hard to achieve one’s goal.
to act together through a secret agreement or plan, esp. for illicit purposes; conspire.
The two women colluded in stealing money from their employer.
He refused to collude with them in their scheme.