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Persecute Definition in Context with Images

Published on July 18th, 2022 | Last updated on July 18th, 2022 by | Category: English Vocabulary in Context | No Comments on Persecute Definition in Context with Images | 138 Views | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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/ˈpɜː.sɪ.kjuːt/ (verb)

Persecute definition

  1. to mistreat or annoy someone unfairly because of their race, ethnicity or difference of opinion, oppress, discriminate, torture, maltreat, torment, tyrannize, intimidate, bully
  2. pester or harass someone continuously, badger, bother


The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination or any other persecution of this ilk by its States parties.

Racial discrimination remains a barrier to the full realization of human rights. Despite progress in some areas, exclusions and restrictions based on race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin continue to cause conflict, suffering and loss of life. CERD works to take action against the injustice of racial discrimination, and the dangers it represents.

Source of example: https://www.ohchr.org/


protect, leave alone

Parts of speech

Noun: persecution

Noun: persecutor

Noun: persecutee

Adjective: persecutive

Adjective: persecutory

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