1. [ verb ] cause to suffer
Synonyms: persecute oppress

"Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"

Related terms: torment purge haze oppressor
2. [ verb ] annoy persistently
Synonyms: tease pester badger bug beleaguer

"The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

Related terms: torment pest tease
3. [ verb ] annoy continually or chronically
Synonyms: beset plague harry provoke chivy molest chevy chivvy chevvy hassle

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

Related terms: annoy nettle torment haze fuss aggravation plague harasser harassment
4. [ verb ] exhaust by attacking repeatedly

"harass the enemy"

Related terms: attack harasser
5. [ verb ] challenge aggressively
Synonyms: heckle
Related terms: interrupt heckler
Similar spelling:   Harriss