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Synonyms for prosecute
ˈprɒs ɪˌkyut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prosecute(verb)

    conduct a prosecution in a court of law

    Synonyms:
    engage, pursue

    Antonyms:
    defend, represent

  2. prosecute(verb)

    bring a criminal action against (in a trial)

    "The State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson"

    Synonyms:
    engage, pursue

    Antonyms:
    represent, defend

  3. prosecute, engage, pursue(verb)

    carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

    "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"

    Synonyms:
    rent, quest for, act on, occupy, follow up on, engross, charter, mesh, operate, employ, absorb, engage, go after, follow, affiance, hire, betroth, lock, take, wage, pursue, lease, quest after, plight, enlist

    Antonyms:
    defend, represent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prosecute

    Arraign is an official word; a person accused of crime is arraigned when he is formally called into court, the indictment read to him, and the demand made of him to plead guilty or not guilty; in more extended use, to arraign is to call in question for fault in any formal, public, or official way. One may charge another with any fault, great or trifling, privately or publicly, formally or informally. Accuse is stronger than charge, suggesting more of the formal and criminal; a person may charge a friend with unkindness or neglect; he may accuse a tramp of stealing. Censure carries the idea of fault, but not of crime; it may be private and individual, or public and official. A judge, a president, or other officer of high rank may be impeached before the appropriate tribunal for high crimes; the veracity of a witness may be impeached by damaging evidence. A person of the highest character may be summoned as defendant in a civil suit; or he may be cited to answer as administrator, etc. Indict and arraign apply strictly to criminal proceedings, and only an alleged criminal is indicted or arraigned. One is indicted by the grand jury, and arraigned before the appropriate court.

    Synonyms:
    accuse, arraign, censure, charge, cite, impeach, indict, summon

    Antonyms:
    acquit, condone, discharge, excuse, exonerate, forgive, overlook, pardon, pardon, release, set free

    Preposition:
    Arraign at the bar, before the tribunal, of or for a crime; on or upon an indictment.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prosecute

    Synonyms:
    follow, pursue, investigate, conduct, summon, arraign, persevere, carry on, persist, sue

    Antonyms:
    drop, discontinue, abandon, misconduct, misinvestigate, missoperate, exonerate, acquit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prosecute(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pursue, continue, follow out, carry out, carry on, persevere in

  2. prosecute(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    arraign, take the law of, bring before a court

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How to use prosecute in a sentence?

  1. Lawyer Bradley Bondi:

    The court realized its fishy to use a financial fraud statute, carrying up to 20 years in prison, to prosecute a commercial fisherman who otherwise would have been subject at most to a civil crime and the temporary loss of his fishing license.

  2. Anne Richards:

    White collar crime is extremely difficult to prosecute, especially in finance, due to its complexity.

  3. Brad Raffensperger:

    Let me be clear. It is a felony to double vote in Georgia. And we prosecute, my office is dedicated, working with counties to assure that it won't happen in November, or in the future.

  4. Attorney General Kamala Harris:

    Sitting behind a computer, committing what is essentially a cowardly and criminal act will not shield predators from the law or jail. we will continue to be vigilant and investigate and prosecute those who commit these deplorable acts.

  5. Sonya Sceats:

    The UN human rights chief has rightly concluded that Sri Lanka's domestic courts are ill-equipped to prosecute the heinous international crimes exposed by the UN investigation, sri Lankan torture survivors in treatment with us are adamant that they cannot trust a purely domestic process and will take comfort from the High Commissioner's warning that there must not be a replay of past broken promises.


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