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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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