how to pronounce persecute


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persecute is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of persecute in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… penalize persecute and often kill native …”

meanings of persecute


  1. To pursue in a manner to injure, grieve, or afflict; to beset with cruelty or malignity; to harass; especially, to afflict, harass, punish, or put to death for one's race, sexual identity, adherence to a particular religious creed, or mode of worship.
  2. To harass with importunity; to pursue with persistent solicitations; to annoy.

persecute frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word persecute occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics persecute can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that persecute can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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