prosecute

prosecute(
pra
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sih
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kyut
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (legal)
a. procesar
The people demanded that the government prosecute those responsible for contaminating the city's water.El pueblo exigió que el gobierno procesara a los responsables de contaminar el agua de la ciudad.
b. enjuiciar
The district attorney prosecuted an infamous drug lord.El fiscal del distrito enjuició a un infame capo de la droga.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to carry out)
a. llevar a cabo
Great Britain prosecuted the war against Germany alone for a time.Gran Bretaña llevó a cabo la guerra contra Alemania en soledad durante un tiempo.
b. llevar adelante
The general prosecuted the campaign in the province strongly.El general llevó adelante vigorosamente la campaña en la provincia.
c. proseguir
The president declared his determination to prosecute the war against the insurgents.El presidente se declaró decidido a proseguir la guerra contra los insurgentes.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (legal)
a. interponer una acción judicial
When they presented me with their document from a sham meeting, I was forced to prosecute.Cuando me presentaron un documento de una falsa sesión oficial, me vi obligado a interponer una acción judicial.
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prosecute
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. procesar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (lawyer)
a. ejercer de acusación
prosecute [ˈprɒsɪkjuːt]
transitive verb
1 (Jur) (try) procesar; enjuiciar; (punish) sancionar; [+claim] demandar en juicio; [+case] llevar a los tribunales
to prosecute sb for theft procesar a algn por robo; to be prosecuted for a traffic offence ser procesado por una infracción de tráfico
trespassers will be prosecuted se procederá contra los intrusos
the lawyer who will prosecute the case el/la fiscal
we don't have enough evidence to prosecute the case
2 (carry on) proseguir; llevar adelante
intransitive verb
(Jur) interponer una acción judicial
"We always prosecute" (= sign in shop)
prosecuting attorney (US) fiscal (m); prosecuting counsel (Britain) fiscal (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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