[pur-si-kyoot] /ˈpɜr sɪˌkyut/
verb (used with object), persecuted, persecuting.
to pursue with harassing or oppressive treatment, especially because of religious or political beliefs, ethnic or racial origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
to annoy or trouble persistently.
to oppress, harass, or maltreat, esp because of race, religion, etc
to bother persistently
mid-15c., “to oppress for the holding of a belief or opinion,” from Middle French persécuter “pursue, torment, open legal action” (14c.), from Latin persecutus, past participle of persequi “to pursue” (see persecution). Related: Persecuted; persecuting.
[pur-see-id] /ˈpɜr si ɪd/ noun, Astronomy. 1. any of a shower of meteors appearing in August and radiating from a point in the constellation Perseus. /ˈpɜːsɪɪd/ noun 1. any member of a meteor shower occurring annually around August 12th and appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus n. meteor from an annual […]
[per-sey-i-tee, -see-] /pərˈseɪ ɪ ti, -ˈsi-/ noun 1. (in medieval philosophy) the quality of those things having substance independently of any real object.
[per-sef-uh-nee] /pərˈsɛf ə ni/ noun 1. Also, Proserpina, Proserpine. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year. 2. a female given name. /pəˈsɛfənɪ/ noun 1. (Greek myth) a daughter of Zeus and […]
[per-sep-uh-lis] /pərˈsɛp ə lɪs/ noun 1. an ancient capital of Persia: its imposing ruins are in S Iran, about 30 miles (48 km) NE of Shiraz. /pəˈsɛpəlɪs/ noun 1. the capital of ancient Persia in the Persian Empire and under the Seleucids: founded by Darius; sacked by Alexander the Great in 330 bc ancient capital […]