Definitions for: Pursue

[v] go in search of or hunt for; "pursue a hobby"
[v] 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"
[v] carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
[v] carry further or advance; "Can you act on this matter soon?"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pur*sue", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pursued; p. pr. & vb.
n. Pursuing.] [OE. pursuen, porsuen, OF. porsivre,
poursuivre, poursuir, F. poursuivre, fr. L. prosequi; pro
forward + sequi to follow. See Sue, and cf. Prosecute,
1. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or
with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.

We happiness pursue; we fly from pain. --Prior.

The happiness of men lies in purswing, Not in
possessing. --Longfellow.

2. To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue
a remedy at law.

The fame of ancient matrons you pursue. --Dryden.

3. 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.

4. To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue. `` Insatiate
to pursue vain war.'' --Milton.

5. To follow as an example; to imitate.

6. To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.

The servant is not greater than his lord. If they
have pursued me, they shall pursue you also.
--Wyclif (John
xv. 20).

Syn: To follow; chase; seek; persist. See Follow.

Pur*sue", v. i.
1. To go in pursuit; to follow.

The wicked flee when no man pursueth. --Prov.
xxviii. 1.

Men hotly pursued after the objects of their
ambition. --Earle.

2. To go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse;
to continue.

Note: [A Gallicism]

I have, pursues Carneades, wondered chemists
should not consider. --Boyle.

3. (Law) To follow a matter judicially, as a complaining
party; to act as a prosecutor. --Burrill.

Synonyms: act on, engage, follow, follow up on, go after, prosecute, quest after, quest for

See Also: act, chase, chase after, check out, close, dog, go, go after, haunt, locomote, look for, move, move, oppose, politick, react, run down, search, seek, stalk, tag, tail, track, trail, travel

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