Definition of Pursue

1. Verb. Carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in. "They engaged in a discussion"

Exact synonyms: Engage, Prosecute
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Commit, Practice, Close, Politick
Derivative terms: Engagement, Prosecution, Pursuer, Pursuit



2. Verb. Follow in or as if in pursuit. "They pursue the car down the avenue"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
Exact synonyms: Follow
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Stalk, Chase, Chase After, Dog, Give Chase, Go After, Tag, Tail, Track, Trail, Haunt, Stalk
Related verbs: Follow, Surveil, Survey
Derivative terms: Follower, Following, Pursuer, Pursuit

3. Verb. Go in search of or hunt for. "Pursue a hobby"
Exact synonyms: Go After, Quest After, Quest For
Generic synonyms: Look For, Search, Seek
Derivative terms: Pursuance, Pursuit

4. Verb. Carry further or advance. "Can you act on this matter soon?"
Exact synonyms: Act On, Follow Up On
Specialized synonyms: Check Out, Run Down
Generic synonyms: Oppose, React
Derivative terms: Pursuance, Pursuant

Definition of Pursue

1. v. t. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.

2. v. i. To go in pursuit; to follow.

Definition of Pursue

1. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To follow with harmful intent; to try to harm, to persecute, torment. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To follow urgently, originally with intent to capture or harm; to chase. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To follow, travel down (a particular way, course of action etc.). (defdate from late 14th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To aim for, go after (a specified objective, situation etc.). (defdate from late 14th c.) ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To participate in (an activity, business etc.); to practise, follow (a profession). (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pursue

1. to follow in order to overtake or capture [v -SUED, -SUING, -SUES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pursue

purslain
purslains
purslane
purslane family
purslane speedwell
purslanes
pursuable
pursual
pursuals
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pursuances
pursuant
pursuant(p)
pursuantly
pursuaunt
pursue (current term)
pursued
pursuee
pursuees
pursuer
pursuers
pursues
pursuest
pursueth
pursuing
pursuingly
pursuings
pursuit
pursuite
pursuiter

Literary usage of Pursue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Federalist, on the New Constitution by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1857)
"He must show that the legislature is, at the same time constitutionally free to pursue its own judgment, and con* stitutionally bound by the judgment of the ..."

2. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"14 Depart from evil, and do good ; I the LORD : it shall rejoice in Ilia seek peace, and pursue it. 10 The face of the LORD гя against ' them that do evil, ..."

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