at the present time currently to make a place your permanent home to settle cruel or unfair treatment over a period of time because of race, or religious or political beliefs persecution causing a lot of damage or destruction devastating a feeling of extreme dislike hatred to leave somewhere quickly to escape from fear or danger to flee to make people know that a situation exists and help them understand it to raise awareness to try to find or get something to seek an important or famous building, statue, etc. a landmark collecting money for a special purpose fundraising