Definitions for pursue
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pursue.
prosecute, engage, pursueverb
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, pursueverb
go in search of or hunt for
"pursue a hobby"
pursue, follow up on, act onverb
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).
Etymology: From pursuer, poursuire et al., porsuir, from prosequi (though influenced by persequi).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: poursuivre, Fr.
Love like a shadow flies, when substance love pursues;
Pursuing that that flies, and flying what pursues. William Shakespeare.
When Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, and pursued. Gen. xiv. 14.
To thy speed add wings,
Lest with a whip of scorpions I pursue
Thy lingering. John Milton.
As righteousness tendeth to life; so he that pursueth evil, pursueth it to his own death. Prov. xii. 19.
Insatiate to pursue
Vain war with heaven. John Milton.
I will pursue
This ancient story, whether false or true. Dryden.
When men pursue their thoughts of space, they stop at the confines of body, as if space were there at an end. John Locke.
The fame of ancient matrons you pursue,
And stand a blameless pattern to the new. Dryden.
Let us not then pursue
Splendid vassalage. John Milton.
We happiness pursue; we fly from pain;
Yet the pursuit, and yet the flight is vain. Matthew Prior.
To go on; to proceed.
I have, pursues Carneades, wondered chymists should not consider. Boyle.
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
Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts.
By Allah, anyone who can kill and slaughter any Zionist and Israeli criminal, and doesn’t do so, doesn’t deserve to live. Kill them and pursue them everywhere, they are the greatest enemy….All Israel deserves is death.
Joe Biden set the agenda, and I am working to pursue that agenda, OK ? And I agree with it.
There comes a time when if we pursue justice and peace, we are going to have to say that Netanyahu is not right all of the time.
Facebook should be broken up, we should pursue antitrust activity on Facebook. And there are so many different reasons why. They are acting as an advertiser. They are acting as both platform and vendor. They are a communications platform, which has historically been a well-established domain of antitrust. And so because they are so many businesses and industries in one, the case is, I believe, right there in and of itself as to why they should be subject to antitrust activity.
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Translations for pursue
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- nachgehen, folgen, verfolgenGerman
- seguir, perseguir, apuntar aSpanish
- ahdistaa, harjoittaa, ajaa takaa, seurata, pyrkiäFinnish
- आगे बढ़ानेHindi
- űz, hajszol, üldöz, gyakorol, folytatHungarian
- հետապնդել, մասնակցել, նպատակ հետապնդելArmenian
- cercare, perseguitare, attendere, praticare, tormentare, perseguire, inseguireItalian
- បន្ត, តាមដេញ, មានគោលបំណងKhmer
- volgen, najagen, achtervolgen, beoefenenDutch
- perseguir, procurarPortuguese
- kovalamak, hedeflemek, başlamakTurkish
- پیچھا کرناUrdu
- porshuve, portchessî, fé, kitchessî, pratikerWalloon
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