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persecuteverb abuse, afflict, aggrieve, agonize, annoy, assail, attack, badger, be intolerant, be malevolent, be malicious, be offensive, be ruthless, bedevil, beset, bother, browbeat, bully, carp at, chevy, crucify, damage, distress, do an injustice to, do harm, do mischief, do violence, do wrong to, dragoon, endamage, enrage, harass, ill treat, ill use, inflict evil, injure, maltreat, manhandle, misemploy, mistreat, misuse, offend, oppress, outrage, overburden, overtax, overwork, plague, provoke, refuse to tolerate, scathe, scourge, show no mercy, show no pity, torment, treat poorly, trouble, use dispiteously, vexare, victimize, wrong
See also: abuse, badger, bait, brutalize, endanger, exploit, goad, harass, harrow, harry, hector, irritate, maltreat, mishandle, mistreat, pique, plague, press, provoke, violate