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Definition of Prosecute


  1. To follow or pursue with a view to reach, execute, or accomplish; to endeavor to obtain or complete; to carry on; to continue; as, to prosecute a scheme, hope, or claim.
  2. To seek to obtain by legal process; as, to prosecute a right or a claim in a court of law.
  3. To pursue with the intention of punishing; to accuse of some crime or breach of law, or to pursue for redress or punishment, before a legal tribunal; to proceed against judicially; as, to prosecute a man for trespass, or for a riot.
  4. To follow after.
  5. To institute and carry on a legal prosecution; as, to prosecute for public offenses.

Prosecute Translations

prosecute in Dutch is een proces aanspannen tegen
prosecute in French is poursuivre
prosecute in German is betreiben
prosecute in Latin is postulo
prosecute in Spanish is procesar