prosecute ( prosecutes 3rd person present) ( prosecuting present participle) ( prosecuted past tense & past participle )
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
Photographs taken by roadside cameras will soon be enough to prosecute drivers for speeding... V n for n
He is being prosecuted for two criminal offences. V n for n, Also V n
2 verb When a lawyer prosecutes a case, he or she tries to prove that the person who is on trial is guilty.
The attorney who will prosecute the case says he cannot reveal how much money is involved. V n
...the prosecuting attorney. V-ing
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 (Law) arraign, bring action against, bring suit against, bring to trial, do (slang) indict, litigate, prefer charges, put in the dock, put on trial, seek redress, sue, summon, take to court, try
2 carry on, conduct, direct, discharge, engage in, manage, perform, practise, work at
3 carry through, continue, follow through, persevere, persist, pursue, see through
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