The definition of oppress is to keep something down using cruel or unjust power.
Immorally or unjustly:
To annoy, harass, or tease
To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
To torment or worry; harass
To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
To force (someone) into doing something; coerce
Bait means to upset through saying and/or doing something that will annoy or hurt another.
To ask or nag (someone) about something in an annoying and persistent way; pester:
To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
The definition of afflict is to cause great physical or mental pain or agony or to create for someone a curse to bear.
Tease means to poke fun at someone or something.
To worry is defined as to feel anxiety or nervousness.
To force (someone) to leave his or her own country, community, etc.; banish
To expel is defined as to force something or someone out, or to kick someone out of a social club, school or other group.
To send or put away; get rid of
To treat in a rough or cruel way; abuse.
To treat cruelly; torment:
To refuse to continue to work until certain demands are met; go on strike
To beat severely with a whip or rod.
To go or move at a rack.
To restrict, limit, or confine in any way
To treat unkindly, cruelly, or unfairly; harm; abuse; maltreat
To offend, insult, or wrong grievously
To injure or kill.
Comfort means to give a sense of peace to someone.
Console means to comfort someone.
To serve as a reward to or for
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
To worry or trouble, esp. with petty annoyances; harass, pester, etc.
Abuse means to hurt or injure something or someone by acting badly or neglectfully.
Find another word for persecuting. In this page you can discover 46 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for persecuting, like: oppressing, wronging, tyrannizing, torturing, tormenting, pestering, molesting, importuning, hounding, hectoring and harrying.