Antonyms of verb prosecute

1 of 3 senses of prosecute

Sense 2
prosecute -- (bring a criminal action against (in a trial); "The State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson")
       Antonym of defend (Sense 6)
      => defend, represent -- (be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prosecute

3 senses of prosecute

Sense 1
prosecute -- (conduct a prosecution in a court of law)
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 2
prosecute -- (bring a criminal action against (in a trial); "The State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson")

Sense 3
prosecute, engage, pursue -- (carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

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