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persecute

verb

1 persecute

Cause to suffer:
— Some religious groups are persecuted in some countries.

synonym: oppress.

Roget 830: cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain etc. 828; pain, hurt, wound.    pinch, ... show more

Roget 907: be malevolent etc. adj.; bear spleen, harbor spleen, bear a grudge, harbor a grudge, bear malice; betray the cloven foot, show the cloven foot.    hurt etc. (physical pain) 378; ... show more

Roget 649: be hurtful etc. adj.; cause evil, produce evil, inflict evil, work evil, do evil etc. 619; damnify, endamage, hurt, ... show more

Dutch: vervolgen




Moby thesaurus: abuse, afflict, aggravate, aggrieve, annoy, badger, bait, be at, bedevil, befoul, beset, bewitch, blight, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bully, bullyrag, burn up ... show more.

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