verb (used with object), per·se·cut·ed, per·se·cut·ing.
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Origin of persecute
OTHER WORDS FROM persecute
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH persecutepersecute , prosecute
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Example sentences from the Web for persecute
Putin would use such a treaty to persecute innocent Russians who have escaped his grasp by fleeing the country.Putin Toys With Obama as Syria Burns and Snowden Runs Free|Garry Kasparov|July 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not because I think that Obama called Doug Shulman into his office to tell him to persecute the Tea Party.Boy, the Head of the IRS Went to the White House A Lot|Megan McArdle|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet one of the things it has oppressed is the desire of local majorities to persecute local minorities.Religious Minorities: Wisely Skeptical of Democracy|David Frum|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But, then, lacking a solid core, projectors like Gingrich secretly lust after the identities of the people they persecute.Republican Debate: Why Newt Gingrich’s Performance Should Disqualify Him|Lee Siegel|January 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We are also keenly aware of the fact that states routinely use a wide range of charges to persecute the press.Has the Committee to Protect Journalists Betrayed Turkey's Journalists?|Oray Egin|December 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Seeing that this would not be conceded, he commenced to persecute Christians openly and secretly.
The Gentiles shall seek and find Christ, but the Jews will persecute him, and be rejected, only a remnant shall be reserved.
Thou shalt persecute them in anger, and shalt destroy them from under the heavens, O Lord.
Whites lynch, burn, and persecute the Negro race in America yet; and there is little they are doing to help them in anyway.
They will make such an uproar that the cabinet will persecute the philosophers and block the Parliament.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas