HyperDic: persecution

English > 1 sense of the word persecution:
NOUNactpersecutionthe act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
persecution > pronunciation
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > persecution: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion).
Categoryreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
Narroweroppression, subjugationThe act of subjugating by cruelty
pogromorganized persecution of an ethnic group (especially Jews)
torture, torturingThe deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
Broadermaltreatment, ill-treatment, ill-usage, abusecruel or inhumane treatment
Verbspersecutecause to suffer

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