Pursue Definition

pursued, pursues, pursuing
pursued, pursues, pursuing
To chase.
Webster's New World
To follow in order to overtake, capture, or kill; chase.
Webster's New World
To go on; continue.
Webster's New World
To strive to gain or accomplish.
Pursue lofty political goals.
American Heritage
To proceed along, follow, or continue with (a specified course, action, plan, etc.)
Webster's New World

Origin of Pursue

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English pursuen from Anglo-Norman pursuer from Vulgar Latin prōsequere from Latin prōsequī prosecute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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