persecute

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persecute /ˈpɚsɪˌkjuːt/ verb
persecutes; persecuted; persecuting
persecute
/ˈpɚsɪˌkjuːt/
verb
persecutes; persecuted; persecuting
Learner's definition of PERSECUTE
[+ object]
: to treat (someone) cruelly or unfairly especially because of race or religious or political beliefs
: to constantly annoy or bother (someone)

— persecution

/ˌpɚsɪˈkjuːʃən/ noun
[noncount]
[count]

— persecutor

/ˈpɚsɪˌkjuːtɚ/ noun, plural persecutors [count]
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