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Verb: prosecute  'pró-si,kyoot
  1. Conduct a prosecution in a court of law
     
  2. Bring a criminal action against (in a trial)
    "The State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson"
     
  3. Carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    "They prosecuted in a discussion";
    - engage, pursue

Derived forms: prosecuted, prosecutes, prosecuting

Type of: act, move

Antonym: defend

Encyclopedia: Prosecute