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Synonyms for prosecute

take someone to court


  • take someone to court
  • try
  • sue
  • summon
  • indict
  • do
  • arraign
  • seek redress
  • put someone on trial
  • litigate
  • bring suit against
  • bring someone to trial
  • put someone in the dock
  • bring action against
  • prefer charges against

Synonyms for prosecute

to institute or subject to legal proceedings

to begin and carry through to completion

Synonyms for prosecute

conduct a prosecution in a court of law

Related Words

bring a criminal action against (in a trial)

carry out or participate in an activity

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Mumbai [India], December 22 ( ANI ): The Bombay High Court on Friday rejected the Maharashtra governor's sanction to prosecute senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in Adarsh Scam.
But we cannot prosecute effectively if we don't have trained prosecutors,' he said.
There are three ways to prosecute ISIS's international crimes:  in the domestic courts of Iraq and Syria, before an ad hoc tribunal or prosecuting ISIS in the ICC, which poses the most problems of all.
Though Northumbria Police have worked hard to change this culture and prosecute offenders, we have to redouble our work.
He said the current set up where the Anti Corruption Commission only investigates cases before sending them to the Prosecutor General who in turn has to decide whether to prosecute or not before sending the cases to the courts--was not working.
The retailer relaxed its shoplifting policy a year ago by recommending stores only prosecute first-time offenders when the items stolen were worth $25 or more.
If the council is certain better evidence than just word alone is needed to prosecute a litterbug case, it may choose to invest in better refuse facilities and education as the cheaper option.
To make the perfect case, after the United States passes a law so that it could not prosecute its president, other high officials, or anyone else for war crimes (a law like the Military Commissions Act of 2006, passed recently by our Congress, would work nicely), the ICC needs a U.
If you thought it was dangerous, would you prosecute it as dangerous driving?
Just as multiple factors are considered when deciding to prosecute, so are multiple factors considered in deciding which statute to prosecute.
Tell us about some of the high-profile cases you've helped prosecute.
Specifically, it analyzes the New York City Committee of Fourteen's 1920s campaign to expand the use of vagrancy statutes to prosecute male customers of female prostitutes.
A JUDGE slammed failure to prosecute a man who plunged a boy of eight into a scalding bath.
Bobb wrote that District Attorney Steve Cooley declines to prosecute nearly 80 percent of cases submitted by the sheriff's Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau.
For example, Mecklenburg County has limited prosecutor resources; 5 out of approximately 40 assistant district attorneys prosecute murders.