From Middle French Lua error in Module:parameters at line 41: The parameter "ang" does not exist., from Latin persequor (“follow up, pursue”), from per- (“through”) + sequor (“follow”) (English sequel). Compare prosecute.
- 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.
- "Do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." – Matt. 5:44.
- To harass with importunity; to pursue with persistent solicitations; to annoy.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.