how to pronounce prosecute


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prosecute is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of prosecute in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… has the powers to prosecute him well the …”

meaning of prosecute

To prosecute means to take legal action against someone for a crime.

prosecute frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word prosecute occurs in english on average 2.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics prosecute can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that prosecute can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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