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pros·e·cute

prosecute

 
 
pronunciation:
pra s kyut
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part of speech: verb
inflections: prosecutes, prosecuting, prosecuted
definition: to begin or carry on a court action against in order to enforce the law.
The lawyer prosecuted the man for breaking into a house.
similar words:
enforce, indict, sue, try
derivation: prosecutable (adj.)
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The word prosecute contains the following parts:
sequi, secut, seque Latin root that means to follow