prosecute

prosecute
Synonyms and related words:
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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  • prosecute — pros·e·cute / prä si ˌkyüt/ vb cut·ed, cut·ing [Latin prosecutus, past participle of prosequi to pursue] vt 1: to institute and carry forward legal action against for redress or esp. punishment of a crime 2: to institute and carry on a lawsuit… …   Law dictionary

  • Prosecute — Pros e*cute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prosecuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prosecuting}.] [L. prosecutus, p. p. of prosequi to follow, pursue. See {Pursue}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To follow or pursue with a view to reach, execute, or accomplish; to endeavor to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prosecute — pros‧e‧cute [ˈprɒsɪkjuːt ǁ ˈprɑː ] verb [intransitive, transitive] LAW 1. if the state authorities prosecute someone, they officially say that person must be judged by a court of law for a particular crime: • Shoplifters (= people who steal… …   Financial and business terms

  • prosecute — [präs′ə kyo͞ot΄] vt. prosecuted, prosecuting [ME prosecuten < L prosecutus, pp. of prosequi < pro , PRO 2 + sequi, to follow: see SEQUENT] 1. to follow up or pursue (something) to a conclusion [to prosecute a war with vigor] 2. to carry on; …   English World dictionary

  • Prosecute — Pros e*cute, v. i. 1. To follow after. [Obs.] Latimer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To institute and carry on a legal prosecution; as, to prosecute for public offenses. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prosecute — [v1] bring action against in court arraign, bring suit, bring to trial, contest, do, haul into court*, indict, involve in litigation, law, litigate, prefer charges, pull up, put away*, put on docket, put on trial, see in court*, seek redress, sue …   New thesaurus

  • prosecute — early 15c., follow up, pursue (some course or action), from L. prosecutus, pp. of prosequi follow after (see PURSUE (Cf. pursue)). Meaning bring to a court of law is first recorded 1570s. Prosecutor in legal sense is attested from 1660s;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • prosecute — ► VERB 1) institute legal proceedings against (someone) or with reference to (a crime). 2) continue (a course of action) with a view to completion. 3) archaic carry on (a trade or pursuit). DERIVATIVES prosecutable adjective. ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • prosecute — v. 1) to prosecute vigorously 2) (D; tr.) to prosecute for (to prosecute smb. for murder) * * * [ prɒsɪkjuːt] to prosecute vigorously (D;tr.) to prosecute for (to prosecute smb. for murder) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • prosecute */ — UK [ˈprɒsɪˌkjuːt] / US [ˈprɑsɪˌkjut] verb Word forms prosecute : present tense I/you/we/they prosecute he/she/it prosecutes present participle prosecuting past tense prosecuted past participle prosecuted 1) [intransitive/transitive] to officially …   English dictionary

  • prosecute — [[t]prɒ̱sɪkjuːt[/t]] prosecutes, prosecuting, prosecuted 1) VERB If the authorities prosecute someone, they charge them with a crime and put them on trial. The police have decided not to prosecute because the evidence is not strong enough... [V n …   English dictionary

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