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persecuteverb [T]

uk   /ˈpɜː.sɪ.kjuːt/  us   /ˈpɝː-/
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persecuteverb [T]

 us   /ˈpɜr·sɪˌkjut/
to treat people unfairly or cruelly over a period of time because of their race, religion, etc.: She claimed the government was persecuting its opponents.
persecution
noun [U]  us   /ˌpɜr·sɪˈkju·ʃən/
political/religious persecution
persecutor
noun [C]  us   /ˈpɜr·sɪˌkju·t̬ər/
Given the chance, victims may seek revenge on their persecutors.
(Definition of persecute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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