persecute (one) for (something)

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persecute (one) for (something)

To harass, oppress, or torment one based on some reasoning, evidence, or justification. Often used in passive constructions. Our group has been persecuted for our religion in this country for years. The current administration is persecuting us for joining the opposition party.
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persecute someone for something

to harass or repress someone for something. They were persecuting the native people for being underdeveloped. They were persecuted for being simple and unsuspecting.
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Jews were persecuted as a race, even though practically none spoke out against the Hitler regime, and almost all scrupulously obeyed the law of the German nation as individuals, clear into the death camps.
By contrast, from the article, Schnibbe, Hubener and Wobbe were not persecuted as Mormons, but as dissident individuals.
Joseph Nathan, who represented the Italian Hebrew Commission, stated: "Above all, we acknowledge the Supreme Pontiff and the religious men and women who, executing the directives of the Holy Father, recognized the persecuted as their brothers and, with efforts and abnegation, hastened to help us, disregarding the terrible dangers to which they were exposed" (L'Osservatore Romano, Sept.