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synonyms for persecution

  • expulsion
  • ill-treatment
  • imprisonment
  • killing
  • maltreatment
  • massacre
  • mistreatment
  • murder
  • oppression
  • torture
  • annoyance
  • banishment
  • exile
  • infliction
  • teasing
  • torment
  • bashing
  • galling
  • pestering
  • provoking
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antonyms for persecution

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  • happiness
  • joy
  • help
  • stimulation
  • succor
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How to use persecution in a sentence

We know of the persecution that the LGBTQI community has faced in Chechnya, and this administration will speak out, speak out forcefully on their behalf both in Chechnya and around the world.
BROTHERS WHO FLED CHECHNYA ARRESTED, RETURNED TO HOMELANDMICHAEL K. LAVERSFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
At worst, it will only fuel extremists' sense of persecution and push them closer to violence.
HOW TO DEPROGRAM AMERICA'S EXTREMISTSKYLE DALYFEBRUARY 9, 2021AXIOS
I can now dream of a future without persecution because of my profession or ideas thanks to him, my family, and many other people.
2021 IS THE YEAR TO DREAM BIGMICHAEL K. LAVERS AND YARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZDECEMBER 31, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
An immigration judge in September 2019 granted Yariel Valdés González asylum based on the persecution he suffered in Cuba because he was an independent journalist.
TOP 10 INTERNATIONAL NEWS STORIES OF 2020MICHAEL K. LAVERSDECEMBER 31, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
The rule also says persecution needs to be done by state actors or “rogue officials” of the government.
BORDER REPORT: WHAT’S BEHIND TIJUANA’S VIOLENT YEARMAYA SRIKRISHNANDECEMBER 15, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Not only do they not have access to resources to help them process that trauma, but many face new persecution at the hands of criminal organizations and the police in Mexico.
BORDER REPORT: ‘THEY CAN’T CONTINUE LIKE THIS IN MEXICO’MAYA SRIKRISHNANNOVEMBER 17, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The Nebraska radio network’s poll was extremely on brand for the Cornhuskers and their supporters, who have been nurturing a persecution complex for months now.
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL IS AIRING ITS GRIEVANCES AGAINST THE BIG TEN, OVER AND OVER AND OVERMATT BONESTEELOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
They seemed to be preparing to prop up Barrett as the victim of a kind of persecution that never really arrived.
DEMOCRATS’ NON-PERSECUTION OF AMY CONEY BARRETTAARON BLAKEOCTOBER 15, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Valdés, 30, suffered persecution in Cuba because he was an independent journalist who criticized the Cuban government.
JORGE RAMOS INTERVIEWS BLADE CONTRIBUTORSTAFF REPORTSSEPTEMBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
During his absence his own relations and the chief families in his town became the objects of persecution.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO PERSECUTION

  • assault
  • attack
  • beating
  • beating up
  • bias crime
  • censure
  • charge
  • condemnation
  • criticism
  • denigration
  • harassment
  • hate crime
  • hounding
  • jumping
  • offensive
  • persecution
  • strike
  • torment
  • aggravation
  • annoyance
  • bedevilment
  • bother
  • bothering
  • disturbance
  • exasperation
  • hassle
  • irritation
  • molestation
  • nuisance
  • persecution
  • perturbation
  • pestering
  • provocation
  • provoking
  • torment
  • trouble
  • vexation
  • vexing
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