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.]
take up a cause in spite of hurdles or difficulties
She wants to pursue higher education but her parents are pursuading her to get married.
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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
How to say pursue in sign language?
The numerical value of pursue in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of pursue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of pursue in a Sentence
We will now pursue this suspicion.
Never pursue happiness, just be happy.
Not to pursue our mandate would be illegal.
We do intend to pursue Lightning II. Absolutely.
Never pursue happiness, just create it inside you.
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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
- پیچھا کرناUrdu
- pratiker, kitchessî, porshuve, fé, portchessîWalloon
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