Verb-- To pursue with harassing or oppressive treatment, because of religion, race, or beliefs, harass persistently.
Synonyms: Afflict, torture, torment, worry, badger, vex, bother, pester.
Origin:From the word Persecutor.
1)My friends always persecute me because I live in a country which considers our religion as minority.
2)Joseph persecutes Mary daily and demands money from her.
3)My children always test my patience levels and I really get exasperated and persecuted by their behavior.
4)"Please do not persecute your wife", advised the Father of the Church.
5)My constant persecution made him yield to my words unwillingly.