HyperDic: prosecute

English > 3 senses of the word prosecute:
VERBsocialprosecuteconduct a prosecution in a court of law
socialprosecutebring a criminal action against (in a trial)
socialprosecute, engage, pursuecarry out or participate in an activity
prosecute > pronunciation
Soundspraa'sahkyuw.t
Rhymesabsolute ... uproot: 83 rhymes with uwt...
English > prosecute: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningConduct a prosecution in a court of law.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishenjuiciar, procesar
Catalanprocessar
Nounsprosecutionthe institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
prosecutora government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
English > prosecute: 3 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningBring a criminal action against (in a trial).
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to prosecute the prisoners
Example"The State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson"
Oppositedefend, representBe the defense counsel for someone in a trial
Spanishdemandar, enjuiciar
Catalandemandar, enjudiciar, jutjar
Nounsprosecutionthe institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
prosecutora government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
English > prosecute: 3 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningcarry out or participate in an activity; be involved in.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsengage, pursue
NarrowercloseEngage at close quarters
commit, practiceEngage in or perform
politickEngage in political activities
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishperseguir, proseguir
Catalanperseguir, prosseguir
Nounsprosecutionthe continuance of something begun with a view to its completion

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