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synonyms for persecute

  • expel
  • harass
  • hound
  • injure
  • maltreat
  • molest
  • oppress
  • outrage
  • pick on
  • pursue
  • torture
  • victimize
  • afflict
  • aggrieve
  • annoy
  • badger
  • bait
  • beat
  • bother
  • crucify
  • distress
  • dog
  • dragoon
  • exile
  • hector
  • hunt
  • ill-treat
  • martyr
  • pester
  • plague
  • tease
  • tyrannize
  • vex
  • worry
  • be on one's case
  • drive up the wall
See also synonyms for: persecuted / persecutor
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antonyms for persecute

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  • aid
  • assist
  • delight
  • help
  • make happy
  • please
  • protect
  • comfort
  • ignore
  • let go
  • neglect
  • soothe
  • commend
  • console
  • reward
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How to use persecute in a sentence

That said, most people who may be persecuted in some way—including LGBTQI people—will not have an opportunity to flee.
‘IT’S A DEATH SENTENCE’: LGBTQ AFGHANS FIGHT FOR THEIR LIVESTIM TEEMANAUGUST 26, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
By using the technology to wire money in the form of a cryptocurrency to persecuted activists or by using it to fund protests — and avoiding capitalist banks and companies in the process.
WHO ARE YOU CALLING A COMMUNIST?CHARU KASTURIAUGUST 24, 2021OZY
Gosar called them “political prisoners” who are being “persecuted” and unjustly punished before trial.
D.C. JAIL OFFICIALS TURN AWAY GOP MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO SHOWED UP TO CHECK ON JAN. 6 SUSPECTSMEAGAN FLYNNJULY 29, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was a great relief to know that they were victorious in this whole process and that finally no one else will persecute them for loving another man.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIMICHAEL K. LAVERSJULY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The state-run China Daily’s “Key Moments from 100 Years” bears no mention of the tens of millions who starved to death in the Great Leap Forward, nor those persecuted during the Cultural Revolution.
AT CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS, XI JINPING SAYS CHINA’S SUCCESS RESTS ON THE COMMUNIST PARTY. BUT IN REALITY, IT’S ALL ABOUT HIMCHARLIE CAMPBELL / SHANGHAIJULY 1, 2021TIME
In the year since Beijing enacted its draconian national security law just an hour before July 1, 2020, authorities in Hong Kong have arrested, detained, censored, raided, banned, and persecuted.
IN JUST ONE YEAR, BEIJING ENVELOPED HONG KONG IN A MASSIVE NATIONAL SECURITY COMPLEXMARY HUIJUNE 25, 2021QUARTZ
Before the Taliban government was ousted in 2001, ethnic Hazaras were persecuted and in some cases massacred.
AFGHANISTAN: WHAT’S AT STAKE?KATE BARTLETTJUNE 1, 2021OZY
Due to our traumatic history as a nation, many Jewish-Israelis are blind to this discrimination—after years of being persecuted, the Jewish mentality has a strong sense of collective victimhood.
ISRAEL IS BLEEDING FROM WITHIN. RESTORING THE PEACE SHOULDN'T MEAN A RETURN TO THE WAY WE LIVED BEFOREAYELET GUNDAR-GOSHENMAY 17, 2021TIME
There were no survivors’ groups for them to join, no one recognized them as a persecuted community.
‘SHE NEVER TALKED ABOUT THE WAR.’ UNCOVERING THE DARING STORIES OF WOMEN WHO RESISTED THE NAZIS IN OCCUPIED FRANCEGWEN STRAUSSMAY 4, 2021TIME
Security forces have persecuted journalists covering the ongoing protests.
THE MEDIA IS PARTLY OR COMPLETELY RESTRICTED IN 132 COUNTRIES, ACCORDING TO THE 2021 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEXAMY GUNIAAPRIL 20, 2021TIME
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