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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

References in periodicals archive ?
On or near Bewick Croft - five (four under investigation and one unable to prosecute)
Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion that 170 years of precedent supports the idea that "a state may prosecute a defendant under state law even if the federal government has prosecuted him for the same conduct under a federal statute."
Panelo previously said the government could prosecute the government lawyers who drafted the Maynilad contract.
"On Rwanda, it says the government "occasionally took steps to prosecute or punish officials who committed abuses, including within the security services, but impunity involving civilian officials and some members of the state security forces was a problem."For Kenya, the conclusion was that impunity at all levels of government continued to be a serious problem, while in Uganda the government was reportedly "reluctant to investigate, prosecute, or punish officials who committed human-rights violations," and that impunity was a problem.
The problem with Mosby's rationale, however, is that she has failed to take into consideration the fact that possession of marijuana over 10 grams is still illegal and incarcerable; this is the rule of law established by the Maryland legislature, and while she can announce an intent to not prosecute these offenses, the Baltimore City Police Department is hardly bound in fact, they are required to enforce the law as written.
New Delhi [India], Nov 29 ( ANI ): Minutes after the union Home Ministry granted sanction to prosecute Satyendra Kumar Jain, Minister in Delhi Government in a case registered by Central Bureau of Investigation for acquiring assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, Delhi Government spokesperson Nagender Sharma said that Narendra Modi government cannot even do witch hunting properly.
'So, we are tired of waiting and that was why I said if you cannot prosecute her, bring her and we will prosecute her.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should be given the powers to prosecute in situations where the Attorney-General (AG) decides not to prosecute, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said today.
Janet Finch-Saunders AM said the figures "speak for themselves", adding: "Welsh local authorities just cannot successfully prosecute fly-tipping offenders.
WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (KUNA) -- The United States reiterated its call, late last year, for Pakistan to prosecute Hafiz Saeed, the accused mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks on Thursday.
The Pensions Regulator has pledged to flex its muscles recently, saying in July that it "will not hesitate" to prosecute companies or individuals if they refuse to hand over information.
WASHINGTON -- The US attorney general quashed staff proposals to prosecute banking giant HSBC over money laundering in 2012 because of worries about the global financial system, a congressional report said Monday.
While the decision to declare ISIS committed genocide is significant, it will be difficult for the international community to find a way to prosecute the militants.
Revisit our Paid to Prosecute project, a six-month Texas Tribune/Austin American-Statesman investigation that revealed a chummy and unusual financial arrangement between Texas Mutual Insurance and the Travis County DA's office.