prosecute

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Verb[change]

Plain form
prosecute

Third-person singular
prosecutes

Past tense
prosecuted

Past participle
prosecuted

Present participle
prosecuting

  1. (law) When you prosecute someone, you are taking legal action against a person, especially criminal legal action against the person if he/she has broken the law.
  2. When you prosecute something (such as a scheme), you are carrying out or pursuing it to the end.