how to pronounce persecution


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persecution is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of persecution in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… fleeing persecution uh from around the …”

meanings of persecution


  1. A program or campaign to subjugate or eliminate a specific group of people, often based on race, religion, sexuality, or social beliefs.
  2. The act of persecuting.

persecution frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word persecution occurs in english on average 4 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 persecution 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 persecution can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to persecution


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