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prosecute

pros·e·cute

prosecute

 
pronunciation:
pra s kyut
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prosecuted, prosecutes, prosecuting
definition 1: to begin or carry on legal action against (a person or group), or to seek enforcement of (a claim) through legal action.
similar words:
arraign, enforce, indict, litigate, sue, try
definition 2: to follow through (an action, task, or the like) to completion.
synonyms:
carry out, execute
antonyms:
give up
similar words:
accomplish, consummate, discharge, dispatch, finish, fulfill, implement, perform, pursue, transact
definition 3: to conduct or engage in.
They were prosecuting a foolish war.
synonyms:
conduct
similar words:
administer, discharge, execute, implement, manage, perform, practice, pursue, transact, wage
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to begin and carry on legal proceedings.
synonyms:
litigate, proceed
similar words:
sue
definition 2: to act as a prosecutor.
derivation: prosecutable (adj.)
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