Translation of persecute in Spanish:

persecute

Pronunciation: /ˈpɜːrsɪkjuːt; ˈpɜːsɪkjuːt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (victimize) perseguir*
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    • She claims she has been persecuted because of her religious beliefs.
    • We should also be targeting the source of the problem: repressive governments which persecute their own citizens.
    • We see a dictator using force to repress and persecute his opponents.
    1.2 (pester, tease) molestar, incordiar (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • For three years after DNA evidence proved his innocence, the authorities persisted in persecuting him.
    • They are doing the opposite by picking on them and by persecuting people more than they have for years.
    • Last week we witnessed two fine examples of the extent to which anti-smoking zealots will go in order to hound and persecute smokers.

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