prosecute, engage, pursue(verb)
carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
"She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
follow in or as if in pursuit
"The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
quest for, go after, quest after, pursue(verb)
go in search of or hunt for
"pursue a hobby"
pursue, follow up on, act on(verb)
carry further or advance
"Can you act on this matter soon?"
To follow with harmful intent; to try to harm, to persecute, torment.
To follow urgently, originally with intent to capture or harm; to chase.
To follow, travel down (a particular way, course of action etc.).
Her rival pursued a quite different course.
To aim for, go after (a specified objective, situation etc.).
To participate in (an activity, business etc.); to practise, follow (a profession).
Origin: From pursuer, poursuire et al., porsuir, from prosequi (though influenced by persequi).
to follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare
to seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law
to proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to follow; to go in; as, Captain Cook pursued a new route; the administration pursued a wise course
to prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue
to follow as an example; to imitate
to follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account
to go in pursuit; to follow
to go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse; to continue
to follow a matter judicially, as a complaining party; to act as a prosecutor
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pur-sū′, v.t. to follow after in order to overtake: to follow with haste: to chase: to follow up: to be engaged in: to carry on: to seek to obtain: to seek to injure: to imitate: to continue.—v.i. to follow: to go on or continue: to act as a prosecutor at law.—n. (Spens.) pursuit.—adj. Pursū′able.—n. Pursū′ance, the act of pursuing or following out: process: consequence.—adj. Pursū′ant, done while pursuing or seeking any purpose, hence agreeable.—adv. agreeably: conformably—also Pursū′antly.—n. Pursū′er, one who pursues: (Scots law) a plaintiff. [O. Fr. porsuir (Fr. poursuivre)—L. prosequi, -secutus—pro, onwards, sequi, to follow.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pursue' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4672
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pursue' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4153
Rank popularity for the word 'pursue' in Verbs Frequency: #425
The numerical value of pursue in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of pursue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- nachgehen, verfolgen, folgenGerman
- perseguir, seguir, apuntar aSpanish
- ahdistaa, seurata, pyrkiä, ajaa takaa, harjoittaaFinnish
- आगे बढ़ानेHindi
- gyakorol, folytat, üldöz, űz, hajszolHungarian
- մասնակցել, հետապնդել, նպատակ հետապնդելArmenian
- cercare, perseguire, inseguire, praticare, perseguitare, attendere, tormentareItalian
- បន្ត, តាមដេញ, មានគោលបំណងKhmer
- volgen, najagen, achtervolgen, beoefenenDutch
- perseguir, procurarPortuguese
- hedeflemek, başlamak, kovalamakTurkish
- pratiker, kitchessî, porshuve, fé, portchessîWalloon
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