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Difference between 'Persecute' and 'Prosecute'

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To persecute is to harass or oppress.

To prosecute is to bring before a court.

Sample Usage

1. The Kabuli money-lenders persecute their debtors in a heartless fashion.
2. Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union.

1. He was prosecuted on a charge of tresspass.
2. He was prosecuted for theft.

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