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To bring civil action against or prosecute in a court of law in seeking justice or redress of wrongs
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  1. To bring civil action against or prosecute in a court of law in seeking justice or redress of wrongs
  2. To institute legal proceedings in court; bring suit
  3. To appeal to; petition; beseech
To beg for urgently:
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  1. To beg for urgently:
  2. To ask or beg (a person) to do something; entreat
  3. To ask or beg earnestly for
To ask for earnestly; solicit eagerly; beg for
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  1. To ask for earnestly; solicit eagerly; beg for
  2. To request earnestly; beg for:
  3. To address an earnest or urgent request to; implore:
To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
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  1. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
  2. To approach or accost someone with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.
  3. To petition persistently; importune:
To represent or depict in a certain manner:
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  1. To represent or depict in a certain manner:
  2. To attach to (a pathologic antigen, such as a virus or bacterium) in order to allow the antigen to be recognized and destroyed by T cells. Used of certain immune cells, such as macrophages.
  3. To appear or be felt first during birth. Used of the part of the fetus that proceeds first through the birth canal.
To assert to be true; affirm:
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  1. To assert to be true; affirm:
  2. To assert positively, or declare; affirm; esp., to assert without proof
  3. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
(--- Law) To refer to (a previous court decision or other legal precedent), as when arguing a case.
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  1. (--- Law) To refer to (a previous court decision or other legal precedent), as when arguing a case.
  2. To quote or refer to (a book or author, for example) as an authority or example in making an argument.
  3. To make reference to a previous court decision. Often used with to:
In litigation, to oppose a claimant’s case; to advance or protect one’s own adverse interests. Also, as an attorney, to represent the defendant in a criminal case or civil proceeding. In litigation, to oppose a claimant’s case; to advance or protect one’s own adverse interests. Also, as an attorney, to represent the defendant in a criminal case or civil proceeding.
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  1. In litigation, to oppose a claimant’s case; to advance or protect one’s own adverse interests. Also, as an attorney, to represent the defendant in a criminal case or civil proceeding. In litigation, to oppose a claimant’s case; to advance or protect one’s own adverse interests. Also, as an attorney, to represent the defendant in a criminal case or civil proceeding.
  2. To support or maintain, as by argument or action; justify:
  3. To attempt to disprove or invalidate (the claim made by a lawsuit or prosecution):
To act as an advocate:
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  1. To act as an advocate:
  2. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
  3. To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
(Archaic) To bring forward as an authority.
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  1. (Archaic) To bring forward as an authority.
  2. To assert positively, or declare; affirm; esp., to assert without proof
  3. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
To institute and carry on a legal suit
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  1. To institute and carry on a legal suit
  2. (Law) To initiate or conduct a criminal case against:
  3. To try to get, enforce, etc. by legal process
To give evidence of; seem to prove; indicate
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  1. To give evidence of; seem to prove; indicate
  2. To put forth reasons for or against something:
  3. To give reasons for and against; discuss; debate
To take part in a formal discussion or a contest in which opposing sides of a question are argued
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  1. To take part in a formal discussion or a contest in which opposing sides of a question are argued
  2. (Obsolete) To fight or argue for or over.
  3. To discuss or argue (a question, for example) formally.
To say in answer; reply
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  1. To say in answer; reply
  2. To give as a reply; answer.
  3. To act in return or in answer:
In old English law, to call (a person) into court to give warranty of title
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  1. In old English law, to call (a person) into court to give warranty of title
  2. To constitute supporting evidence; give substantiation:
  3. To refer to (an authority, for example) in support or corroboration; cite.
To acknowledge openly; avow
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  1. To acknowledge openly; avow
  2. To declare the truth of; assert; affirm
  3. To accept responsibility for (an action, for example); acknowledge.
To study or analyze:
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  1. To study or analyze:
  2. To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises.
  3. To test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
To question closely
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  1. To question closely
  2. (Law) To question (a witness already questioned by the opposing side) regarding matters brought out during foregoing direct examination.
  3. To question (a person) closely, especially with regard to answers or information given previously.
To cross-examine
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  1. To cross-examine
  2. To question closely; cross-examine.
  3. To subject to close questioning.
To resort or turn (to) for decision, justification, etc.
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  1. To resort or turn (to) for decision, justification, etc.
  2. To request for an appeal of (a case) to a higher court for rehearing.
  3. To have recourse, as for corroboration; resort:
To take for granted without proof:
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  1. To take for granted without proof:
  2. To plead with someone for help, a favor, etc.; to entreat
  3. (Intransitive) to request the help of someone, often in the form of money
To ask (someone) earnestly; entreat; implore
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  1. To ask (someone) earnestly; entreat; implore
  2. To address an earnest or urgent request to; implore:
  3. To request earnestly; beg for:
To beg earnestly for:
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  1. To beg earnestly for:
  2. To be in great need of
  3. To have an intense desire for.
(Archaic) To behave toward; treat
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  1. (Archaic) To behave toward; treat
  2. To ask for earnestly; petition for:
  3. (Obs.) To speak or write (of)
To beg for urgently:
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  1. To beg for urgently:
  2. To ask or beg (a person) to do something; entreat
  3. To appeal to in supplication; beseech:
To worship God, a god, etc., as by reciting certain set formulas silently or aloud
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  1. To worship God, a god, etc., as by reciting certain set formulas silently or aloud
  2. To say (a prayer or group of prayers):
  3. To use prayer to request (that something may happen):
To make a humble request or supplication, esp. in prayer
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  1. To make a humble request or supplication, esp. in prayer
  2. To ask for humbly and earnestly, as by prayer
To influence or effect by or as if by magic:
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  1. To influence or effect by or as if by magic:
  2. To perform magic tricks, especially by sleight of hand.
  3. (Archaic) To call on or entreat solemnly, especially by an oath.
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