Definition of 'persecute'
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His father was persecuted again when his son decided to enter a seminary. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His preaching and presence will surely give immense encouragement to the persecuted Church. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Q I feel quite persecuted by my family and friends. Get the Best out of the Rest of Your Life (1990)
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Translations for 'persecute'
British English: persecute /ˈpɜːsɪˌkjuːt/ VERB
If someone is persecuted, they are treated cruelly and unfairly, often because of their race or beliefs.
In the Middle Ages, the Church persecuted scientists like Copernicus.
- American English: persecute
- Arabic: يَضْطَهِدُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: perseguir
- Chinese: 迫害
- Croatian: progoniti
- Czech: pronásledovat nespravedlivě
- Danish: retsforfølge
- Dutch: vervolgen
- European Spanish: perseguir victimizar
- Finnish: vainota
- French: persécuter
- German: verfolgen
- Greek: διώκω
- Italian: perseguitare
- Japanese: 迫害する
- Korean: 박해하다
- Norwegian: forfølge
- Polish: prześladować
- European Portuguese: perseguir
- Romanian: a persecuta
- Russian: преследовать
- Spanish: perseguir
- Swedish: förfölja
- Thai: จับมาลงโทษ
- Turkish: baskı yapmak
- Ukrainian: переслідувати
- Vietnamese: ngược đãi
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