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    torture someone for doing

    Hi,

    - to torture someone for doing something
    - to torment someone for doing something
    - to persecute someone for doing something

    I would like to ask if we can use them or not. For example:

    - He tortured me for converting to Islam. (He tortured me because I converted to Islam.)
    - He tormented me for converting to Islam.
    - He persecuted me for converting to Islam.

    I could not find any etries in dictionaries such as http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/torment_2.

    Thanks.

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    Re: torture someone for doing

    They are all possible in the right context. They are not interchangeable.

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