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English verb: persecute

1. persecute (social) cause to suffer


SamplesJews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union.


Synonymsoppress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, rag, torment


Narrower (hyponym)purge









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