|1.||[ verb ] cause to suffer|
"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|
|Related terms:||interrupt heckler|