Pursue en


  1. (v. t.) 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.
  2. (v. i.) To go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse; to continue.
  3. (v. t.) To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.
  4. (v. t.) To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.
  5. (v. t.) To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.
  6. (v. t.) To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue.
  7. (v. i.) To go in pursuit; to follow.
  8. (v. t.) To follow as an example; to imitate.
  9. (v. i.) To follow a matter judicially, as a complaining party; to act as a prosecutor.
Word: pur·sue
Pronunciation of pursue: p&r-'sü, -'syü
Function of pursue: verb
Other forms of pursue: pur·sued; pur·su·ing
Origin of pursue: Middle English, from Anglo-French pursuer, from Old French poursuir, from Latin prosequi, from pro- forward sequi to follow -- more at PRO-, SUE
transitive senses
1 : to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, or defeat
2 : to find or employ measures to obtain or accomplish : SEEK <pursue a goal>
3 : to proceed along <pursues a northern course>
4 a : to engage in <pursue a hobby> b : to follow up or proceed with <pursue an argument>
5 : to continue to afflict : HAUNT <was pursued by horrible memories>
6 : 2CHASE 1c <pursued by dozens of fans>
intransitive senses : to go in pursuit
synonym see CHASE
- pur·su·er noun

Synonyms of pursue

Engage, Follow, Prosecute,