HyperDic: persecute

English > 1 sense of the word persecute:
VERBsocialpersecute, oppresscause to suffer
persecute > pronunciation
Soundsper'sahkyuw.t
Rhymesabsolute ... uproot: 83 rhymes with uwt...
English > persecute: 1 sense > verb 1, social
MeaningCause to suffer.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"
Synonymoppress
Narrowerpurgeoust politically
Broadertorment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustratetreat cruelly
Nounspersecutionthe act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
persecutorsomeone who torments

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