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  1. persecute

    • IPA[ˈpərsəˌkyo͞ot]

    美式

    • v.
      subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation or their political beliefs;harass or annoy (someone) persistently
    • verb: persecute, 3rd person present: persecutes, gerund or present participle: persecuting, past tense: persecuted, past participle: persecuted

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    • IPA[ˈpəːsɪkjuːt]

    英式

    • v.
      subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their ethnicity, ... his followers were persecuted by the authorities no one should be persecuted for their religious beliefs

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