Bedeutung von “persecute” — Learner’s Dictionary

persecute

verb [ T ] us uk /ˈpɜːsɪkjuːt/

to treat someone unfairly or cruelly because of their race, religion, or beliefs:

[ often passive ] He was persecuted for his religious beliefs.
persecution noun [ U ] us uk /ˌpɜːsɪˈkjuːʃən/

political/religious persecution

(Definition von “persecute” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)