Definitions for prosecuteˈprɒs ɪˌkyut
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pros•e•cuteˈprɒs ɪˌkyut(v.)-cut•ed, -cut•ing.
(v.t.)to institute or conduct legal proceedings against (a person). to seek to conduct, obtain, or enforce by legal process.
to follow up or carry forward (an undertaking), usu. to completion:
to prosecute a war.
to carry on or practice.
(v.i.)to institute and carry on a legal prosecution.
to act as prosecutor.
Origin of prosecute:
1400–50; late ME: to follow up, go on with < L prōsecūtus, ptp. of prōsequī to pursue, proceed with =prō-pro -1+sequī to follow
conduct a prosecution in a court of law
bring a criminal action against (in a trial)
"The State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson"
prosecute, engage, pursue(verb)
carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
"She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to officially charge with a crime and bring to court
a court that prosecutes war criminals; a man being prosecuted for drug possession
To start civil or criminal proceedings against.
To charge, try.
To pursue something to the end.
Origin: From prosecutus, perfect participle of prosequor. Compare persecute.
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
to seek to obtain by legal process; as, to prosecute a right or a claim in a court of 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 follow after
to institute and carry on a legal prosecution; as, to prosecute for public offenses
Translations for prosecute
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to bring a legal action against
He was prosecuted for theft.
- давам под съдBulgarian
- processarPortuguese (BR)
- soudně stíhatCzech
- διώκω ποινικά, μηνύωGreek
- procesar, enjuiciarSpanish
- kohtulikule vastutusele võtmaEstonian
- تحت پیگرد قرار دادنFarsi
- לִתבוֹע לְדִיןHebrew
- अभियोग करनाHindi
- vádat emel vki ellenHungarian
- faraí málIcelandic
- patraukti baudžiamojon atsakomybėnLithuanian
- ierosināt lietu (tiesā)Latvian
- gerechtelijk vervolgenDutch
- reise tiltale motNorwegian
- ścigać sądownie, wnosić oskarżenie (przeciwko)Polish
- تحت پیگرد قرار دادنPersian
- تر قانونى څيړنى لاندي نيولPashto
- a urmări în justiţieRomanian
- возбуждать (уголовное) делоRussian
- súdne stíhaťSlovak
- dava etmek/açmak, kovuşturma açmakTurkish
- 對...起訴Chinese (Trad.)
- переслідувати судовим порядкомUkrainian
- مقدمہ چلاناUrdu
- truy tốVietnamese
- 对...起诉Chinese (Simp.)
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