Pursue definitions

pər-so͝o'
To follow in an effort to overtake or capture; chase.

A fox that was pursued by hounds.

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To strive to gain or accomplish.

Pursue lofty political goals.

verb
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To chase.
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2
To proceed along the course of; follow.

A ship that pursued the southern course.

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4
To court.

A lady who was pursued by many suitors.

verb
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2
To go on; continue.
verb
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4
To continue to torment or afflict; haunt.

Was pursued by the demons of lust and greed.

verb
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2
To follow in order to overtake, capture, or kill; chase.
verb
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2
To follow in an effort to overtake or capture; chase.
verb
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2
To proceed along, follow, or continue with (a specified course, action, plan, etc.)
verb
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2
To take action regarding something or carry on an established activity or project.
verb
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To try to find, get, win, etc.; strive for; seek after.

To pursue success.

verb
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To have as one's occupation, profession, or study; devote oneself to.
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To continue to annoy or distress; hound.

Pursued by bad luck.

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Pursue is defined as to follow or chase, to continue with or to try to get someone or something.

An example of pursue is trying to catch up with someone walking in front of you.

An example of pursue is trying to get a married woman to leave her husband for you.

An example of pursue is taking classes to get ahead in your career.

verb
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To follow urgently, originally with intent to capture or harm; to chase. [from 14th c.]
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To follow, travel down (a particular way, course of action etc.). [from late 14th c.]

Her rival pursued a quite different course.

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To aim for, go after (a specified objective, situation etc.). [from late 14th c.]
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To participate in (an activity, business etc.); to practise, follow (a profession). [from 15th c.]
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Origin of pursue

From Anglo-Norman pursuer, poursuire et al., Old French porsuir, from Latin prōsequī (though influenced by persequī).