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Synonyms for prosecute
ˈprɒs ɪˌkyutpros·e·cute

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prosecuteverb

    conduct a prosecution in a court of law

    Synonyms:
    engage, pursue

    Antonyms:
    defend, represent

  2. prosecuteverb

    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, pursueverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prosecuteverb

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

  2. prosecuteverb

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

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How to use prosecute in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Dunford:

    It's my understanding that we currently have all the authorities that we need to prosecute the campaign against ISIL, but I absolutely believe that a clear and unequivocal statement of support for the men and women that are prosecuting the campaign and our allies from their elected officials would be absolutely helpful.

  2. Jeff Sessions:

    If we do our duty to prosecute most cases, then children inevitably for a period of time might be held.

  3. President Biden:

    During National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we reaffirm our commitment to protect and empower survivors of all forms of human trafficking, to prosecute traffickers, and to bring an end to human trafficking in the United States and around the world.

  4. New York:

    If we zero in on those shooters and the individuals who are participating in the shootings, if we do the work to get it to the grand jury, to get that indictment, to make the arrest, then the other team must do their part, the courts have to prosecute. Judges have to make sure they stay in. Everyone has to do their part. If not, they go out and come back.

  5. Gavin Newsom:

    What has happened on this stretch of the Union Pacific railroad is unacceptable, we are committed to an all-of-government approach to prevent thefts, prosecute the criminals involved, and clean up local communities.


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