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 for prosecute
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prosecute \Pros"e*cute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prosecuted; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Prosecuting.] [L. prosecutus, p. p. of
     prosequi to follow, pursue. See Pursue.]
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     1. To follow or pursue with a view to reach, execute, or
        accomplish; to endeavor to obtain or complete; to carry
        on; to continue; as, to prosecute a scheme, hope, or
        claim.
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              I am beloved Hermia;
              Why should not I, then, prosecute my right ? --Shak.
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     2. To seek to obtain by legal process; as, to prosecute a
        right or a claim in a court of law.
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     3. (Law) To pursue with the intention of punishing; to accuse
        of some crime or breach of law, or to pursue for redress
        or punishment, before a legal tribunal; to proceed against
        judicially; as, to prosecute a man for trespass, or for a
        riot.
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              To acquit themselves and prosecute their foes.
                                                    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prosecute \Pros"e*cute\, v. i.
     1. To follow after. [Obs.] --Latimer.
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     2. (Law) To institute and carry on a legal prosecution; as,
        to prosecute for public offenses. --Blackstone.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prosecute
      v 1: conduct a prosecution in a court of law
      2: bring a criminal action against (in a trial); "The State of
         California prosecuted O.J. Simpson" [ant: defend,
         represent]
      3: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She
         pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
         [syn: prosecute, engage, pursue]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "prosecute":
     abide by, accuse, adhere to, administer, arraign,
     bring action against, bring into court, bring suit,
     bring to justice, bring to trial, carry on, carry out,
     carry through, charge, chase, chivy, complete, conduct, continue,
     discharge, do, dog, drag into court, effect, effectuate, employ,
     enforce, engage in, execute, exercise, fill out, follow,
     follow through, follow up, fulfill, give chase, go after,
     go in for, go into litigation, go on with, go to law, hollo after,
     honor, hound, hunt, implead, implement, indict, law, litigate,
     make, make after, make out, observe, perform, persist, practice,
     promulgate, prosecute at law, pursue, put in force, put in suit,
     put on trial, put through, quest, quest after, raise the hunt,
     render, run after, search, see through, seek, seek in law,
     seek justice, seek out, specialize in, sue, tackle, take on,
     take out after, take to, take to court, take up, transact, try,
     undertake, use, wage, work at
  
  

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