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per·se·cute

persecute

 
 
pronunciation:
puhr s kyut
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: persecutes, persecuting, persecuted
definition: to treat someone in a cruel way because of race, religion, political ideas, or some other difference.
Some governments persecute citizens who oppose their policies.
synonyms:
harass
similar words:
abuse, discriminate against
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derivations: persecutive (adj.), persecutory (adj.), persecutor (n.)
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