persecutor


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per·se·cute

 (pûr′sĭ-kyo͞ot′)
tr.v. per·se·cut·ed, per·se·cut·ing, per·se·cutes
1. To oppress or harass with ill-treatment, especially because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs.
2. To annoy persistently; bother: persecuted the babysitter with foolish questions.

[Middle English, from Old French persecuter, back-formation from persecuteur, persecutor, from Late Latin persecūtor, from persecūtus, past participle of persequī, to persecute, from Latin, to pursue : per-, per- + sequī, to follow; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

per′se·cu·tee′ (-kyo͞o-tē′) n.
per′se·cu′tive, per′se·cu·to′ry (-kyo͝o-tôr′ē, -kyo͞o′tə-rē) adj.
per′se·cu′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.persecutor - someone who tormentspersecutor - someone who torments      
harasser - a persistent tormentor
oppressor - a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures
blighter, cuss, gadfly, pesterer, pest - a persistently annoying person
tantaliser, tantalizer - someone who tantalizes; a tormentor who offers something desirable but keeps it just out of reach
witch-hunter - someone who identifies and punishes people for their opinions
Translations
مُضْطَهِد، ظالِم
-kapronásledovatel
forfølger
ofsækjandi

persecutor

[ˈpɜːsɪkjuːtəʳ] Nperseguidor(a) m/f

persecutor

nVerfolger(in) m(f)

persecutor

[ˈpɜːsɪkjuːtəʳ] npersecutore/trice

persecute

(ˈpəːsikjuːt) verb
to make (someone) suffer, especially because of their opinions or beliefs. They were persecuted for their religion.
ˌperseˈcution noun
ˈpersecutor noun
References in classic literature ?
Towards evening Fouquet wished to try the intentions of his persecutor.
I heard him fall heavily on the turf, and without looking behind me, I galloped off to the other end of the field; there I turned round and saw my persecutor slowly rising from the ground and going into the stable.
It met its persecutor with a shriek, almost exactly like that of an angry virago.
The children were amazed hear that the more the Quakers were scourged, and imprisoned, and banished, the more did the sect increase, both by the influx of strangers and by converts from among the Puritans, But Grandfather told them that God had put something into the soul of man, which always turned the cruelties of the persecutor to naught.
Monsieur Darzac had sworn to silence her persecutor, even if he had to kill him.
The iron-hearted Puritan, the relentless persecutor, the grasping and strong-willed man was dead
But the night passed away without any fresh attempt on the part of my persecutor.
From a mere sense of consistency, a persecutor is bound to show that the fallen man is a villain--otherwise he, the persecutor, is a wretch himself.
The more his persecutor besought him not to trouble himself to turn out, the more suspicious was the crafty Wegg that indications had been observed of something hidden somewhere, and that attempts were on foot to circumvent him.
It was the same persecutor that had followed him before.
The Goods wafted themselves to heaven and asked for a righteous vengeance on their persecutors.
The victims of persecution had now turned persecutors on their own account, and persecutors of the most terrible description.