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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To put on trial in a court of law for a crime or wrongdoing.

Usage examples (34)
  • The courts will prosecute the person charged with the theft of the car.
  • Did I read the word prosecute in that asinine article?
  • Now you want to say that the decision to prosecute is Holder's decision, and his alone.
  • "Yo 'public duty is to prosecute, that is all," argued Bennett. for more
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