prosecuteverbuk /ˈprɒs.ɪ.kjuːt/ us /ˈprɑː.sɪ-/
prosecute verb (LEGAL)
- Can't you read the sign? It says 'Trespassers will be prosecuted!'
- People who hand in illegal weapons will not be prosecuted during the amnesty.
- He was prosecuted for having sex with a girl who was underage.
- You'll be relieved to hear that our clients have decided not to prosecute.
- The company is to be prosecuted under the Sex Discrimination Act.