Synonyms of 'litigate'
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If the authorities prosecute someone, they charge them with a crime and put them on trial.
The police have decided not to prosecute him.
If you sue someone, you start a legal case against them, usually in order to claim money from them because they have harmed you in some way.
The company could be sued for damages.
Thesaurus for litigate from the Collins English Thesaurus
To litigate means to take legal action.