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Prosecute

Pros´e`cute
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Prosecuted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prosecuting.]
1.To follow or pursue with a view to reach, execute, or accomplish; to endeavor to obtain or complete; to carry on; to continue; as, to prosecute a scheme, hope, or claim.
I am beloved Hermia;
Why should not I, then, prosecute my right ?
- Shak.
2.To seek to obtain by legal process; as, to prosecute a right or a claim in a court of law.
3.(Law) To pursue with the intention of punishing; to accuse of some crime or breach of law, or to pursue for redress or punishment, before a legal tribunal; to proceed against judicially; as, to prosecute a man for trespass, or for a riot.
To acquit themselves and prosecute their foes.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To follow after.
2.(Law) To institute and carry on a legal prosecution; as, to prosecute for public offenses.
Verb1.prosecute - conduct a prosecution in a court of law
2.prosecute - bring a criminal action against (in a trial); "The State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson"
Antonyms:
defend, represent - be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
3.prosecute - carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
Synonyms: engage, pursue
abide by, accuse, adhere to, administer, arraign, bring action against, bring into court, bring suit, bring to justice, bring to trial, carry on, carry out, carry through, charge, chase, chivy, complete, conduct, continue, discharge, do, dog, drag into court, effect, effectuate, employ, enforce, engage in, execute, exercise, fill out, follow, follow through, follow up, fulfill, give chase, go after, go in for, go into litigation, go on with, go to law, hollo after, honor, hound, hunt, implead, implement, indict, law, litigate, make, make after, make out, observe, perform, persist, practice, promulgate, prosecute at law, pursue, put in force, put in suit, put on trial, put through, quest, quest after, raise the hunt, render, run after, search, see through, seek, seek in law, seek justice, seek out, specialize in, sue, tackle, take on, take out after, take to, take to court, take up, transact, try, undertake, use, wage, work at
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