The definition of abuse is the use of something for the wrong purpose.
The action of oppressing; arbitrary and cruel exercise of power:
Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
The act or process of imposing or meting out something unpleasant.
(Informal) A large amount of money.
The indiscriminate, merciless killing of a number of human beings
The act of expelling or the state of being expelled.
One who lives away from one's native country, whether because of expulsion or voluntary absence.
A thing or person that annoys
The act of teasing; making fun of or making light of.
An act or instance of annoying somebody.
(--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
Assistance in time of distress; relief.
Money offered, as for the capture of a criminal, the return of something lost, etc.
Find another word for persecution. In this page you can discover 42 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for persecution, like: torture, abuse, oppression, affliction, torment, infliction, killing, murder, massacre, banishment and expulsion.