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Synonyms for prosecute

take someone to court

Synonyms

  • 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

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bring a criminal action against (in a trial)

carry out or participate in an activity

References in classic literature ?
Your office being what it is, you should be prosecuting me instead of asking me to make up with this--this fellow.
Oh, I'll prosecute you all right," retorted the Prosecuting Attorney.
You'd better shake and make up," the Prosecuting Attorney repeated, and this time there was almost a threat in his voice.
The morning of the trial the Prosecuting Attorney made another attempt to patch up the affair.
The Judge somehow failed to notice them, while the Prosecuting Attorney and Patsy's attorney shied off from them gracefully.
The Prosecuting Attorney interposed, demanding to know which of the two cases lumped together was, and by what right Patsy's lawyer, at that stage of the proceedings, should take the witness.
Both Patsy's attorney and the Prosecuting Attorney rested their cases, letting everything go before the Court without argument.
Watson, as prosecuting witness, first took the stand and told his story.
Under the name of that institution de Barral with the frantic obstinacy of an unimaginative man had been financing an Indian prince who was prosecuting a claim for immense sums of money against the government.
But it seemed as though in this moment of change he had at last perceived what a power he had been; for he remarked to one of the prosecuting counsel who had assumed a lofty moral tone in questioning him, that--yes, he had gambled--he liked cards.
As we went home, Mary Cavendish spoke bitterly against the prosecuting counsel.
While Rebecca was prosecuting the above schemes and hopes, and Pitt Crawley arranging the funeral ceremonial and other matters connected with his future progress and dignity, and Lady Jane busy with her nursery, as far as her mother would let her, and the sun rising and setting, and the clock-tower bell of the Hall ringing to dinner and to prayers as usual, the body of the late owner of Queen's Crawley lay in the apartment which he had occupied, watched unceasingly by the professional attendants who were engaged for that rite.
If the time has come--Heaven knows it may come at any moment--when they are bent on prosecuting the designs, whatever they may be, with which they have brought us here, can you still encourage, and take part with them?
Maylie, 'while there remains the slightest prospect of prosecuting this inquiry with a chance of success.
Bulgariaas prosecuting authority should not be granted overly-extensive powers to intervene in civil cases and should instead focus on boosting its efficiency on criminal cases, according to Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov.