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prosecute

pros·e·cute

prosecute

 
pronunciation:
pra s kyut
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part of speech: verb
inflections: prosecuted, prosecutes, prosecuting
definition: to begin or carry on a court action against in order to enforce the law.
The lawyer prosecuted the man for breaking into a house.
similar words:
enforce, indict, sue, try
derivation: prosecutable (adj.)
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  crime, law