When you treat people of a specific religion badly and discriminate against them, this is an example of a situation where you persecute people of their religion.
"Do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." - Matt. 5:44.
Persecuted the babysitter with foolish questions.
Persecuted by mosquitoes.
Origin of persecute
- 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 sekw-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition