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Synonyms of 'prosecute'

(verb) 
Definition
to bring a criminal charge against (someone)
The police have decided not to prosecute him.
Synonyms
take someone to court
, ,
sue
The company could be sued for damages.
, ,
indict
She was later indicted on corruption charges.
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do (slang)
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arraign
He was arraigned for criminally abetting a traitor.
,
seek redress
,
put someone on trial
,
litigate
If we have to litigate, we will.
,
bring suit against
,
bring someone to trial
,
put someone in the dock
,
bring action against
,
prefer charges against
(verb) 
Definition
to continue to do (something)
To prosecute this war is costing the country fifteen million pounds a day.
Synonyms
conduct
I decided to conduct an experiment.
,
continue
Outside the hall, people continued their vigil.
,
manage
Within two years, he was managing the store.
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direct
She will direct day-to-day operations.
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pursue
Japan would continue to pursue the policies laid down at the summit.
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work at
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carry on
Her bravery has given him the will to carry on.
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practise
He practised as a lawyer for thirty years.
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engage in
, ,
persist
He urged them to persist with their efforts to bring about peace.
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see through
,
follow through
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persevere
the ability to persevere despite obstacles and setbacks
,
carry through

Additional synonyms

in the sense of arraign
Definition
to accuse
He was arraigned for criminally abetting a traitor.
Synonyms
call to account,
take to task
in the sense of carry on
Definition
to continue
Her bravery has given him the will to carry on.
Synonyms
keep going,
crack on (informal)
in the sense of continue
Definition
to carry on (doing something)
Outside the hall, people continued their vigil.
Synonyms
keep on,
go on,
carry on,
stick to,
keep up,
persist in,
keep at,
stick at,
press on with

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