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English verb: prosecute

1. prosecute (social) conduct a prosecution in a court of law


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, move

2. prosecute (social) bring a criminal action against (in a trial)


SamplesThe State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson.


ExamplesThey want to prosecute the prisoners


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Antonymsdefend, represent

3. prosecute (social) carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in


SamplesShe pursued many activities.
They engaged in a discussion.


Synonymsengage, pursue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)close, commit, politick, practice









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