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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pros·e·cute /ˈprɑsɪˌkjut/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pros·e·cute, v. i.
 1. To follow after. [Obs.]
 2. Law To institute and carry on a legal prosecution; as, to prosecute for public offenses.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pros·e·cute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prosecuted p. pr. & vb. n. Prosecuting.]
 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.
 I am beloved Hermia;
 Why should not I, then, prosecute my right ?   --Shak.
 2. To seek to obtain by legal process; as, to prosecute a right or a claim in a court of law.
 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.
    To acquit themselves and prosecute their foes.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]
      3: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in;
         "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a
         discussion" [syn: engage, pursue]