Definitions for prosecuteˈprɒs ɪˌkyut
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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"
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
Origin: [L. prosecutus, p. p. of prosequi to follow, pursue. See Pursue.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pros′ē-kūt, v.t. to follow onwards or pursue, in order to reach or accomplish: to continue: to pursue by law: to bring before a court.—v.i. to carry on a legal prosecution.—ns. Prosecū′tion, the act of prosecuting or pursuing, esp. a civil or criminal suit: the party by which legal proceedings are instituted; Pros′ecūtor, one who prosecutes or pursues any plan or business: one who carries on a civil or criminal suit:—fem. Pros′ecūtrix.—Public prosecutor, a person whose duty it is to conduct prosecutions in the public interest. [L. prosequi—pro, onwards, sequi, secutus, to follow.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'prosecute' in Verbs Frequency: #1065
The numerical value of prosecute in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of prosecute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
She ought to prosecute herself.
It is our goal to prosecute to the fullest.
White collar crime is extremely difficult to prosecute, especially in finance, due to its complexity.
Do they mean to tell me the sheriff won’t prosecute the person who provided a murderer, illegally, with a gun?
You can just throw them on the front lawn. I’m not going to prosecute. I just want them back, I just want them back.
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