动词过去式:prosecuted 过去分词:prosecuted 现在分词:prosecuting 第三人称单数:prosecutes 形容词:prosecutable
1 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb (for sth/doing sth) bring a criminal charge against sb in a court of law 检举、告发某人; 对某人提起公诉
*Trespassers will be prosecuted. 闲人免进, 违者必究.
* He was prosecuted for exceeding the speed limit. 他因超速行车而被起诉.
* the prosecuting lawyer, ie the one representing the prosecution 代表原告的律师.
2 [Tn] (fml 文) continue to be occupied with (sth) 继续从事（某事物）
*prosecute a war, one's inquiries, one's studies 进行战争、调查、研究.
1400-1500; Language: Latin;Origin:
, past participle of prosequi 'to follow and try to catch'
] [I and T]
to charge someone with a crime and try to show that they are guilty of it in a court of law Shoplifters will be prosecuted.prosecute sb for (doing) sth Buxton is being prosecuted for assault.prosecute sb under a law/Act etc The company is to be prosecuted under the Health and Safety Act. [I and T]
if a lawyer prosecutes a case, he or she tries to prove that the person charged with a crime is guilty
→defend Mrs Lynn Smith, prosecuting, said the offence took place on January 27. [T]formal
to continue doing something We cannot prosecute the investigation further.