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Synonyms for pursue
pərˈsu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prosecute, engage, pursue(verb)

    carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

    "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"

    Synonyms:
    rent, quest for, act on, prosecute, occupy, follow up on, engross, charter, mesh, operate, employ, absorb, engage, go after, follow, affiance, hire, betroth, lock, take, wage, lease, quest after, plight, enlist

  2. pursue, follow(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    conform to, play along, go after, espouse, travel along, keep an eye on, fall out, quest after, adopt, survey, comply, come after, abide by, follow up on, be, watch over, take after, keep up, prosecute, watch, keep abreast, follow, act on, stick to, observe, surveil, succeed, accompany, come, postdate, trace, stick with, quest for, engage

  3. quest for, go after, quest after, pursue(verb)

    go in search of or hunt for

    "pursue a hobby"

    Synonyms:
    give chase, act on, prosecute, chase after, follow up on, quest for, chase, dog, tail, engage, go after, follow, trail, quest after, track, tag

  4. pursue, follow up on, act on(verb)

    carry further or advance

    "Can you act on this matter soon?"

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pursue

    Anything that comes after or goes after another, either in space or in time, is said to follow it. A servant follows or attends his master; a victorious general may follow the retiring enemy merely to watch and hold him in check; he chases or pursues with intent to overtake and attack; the chase is closer and hotter than the pursuit. (Compare synonyms for HUNT.) One event may follow another either with or without special connection; if it ensues, there is some orderly connection; as, the ensuing year; if it results from another, there is some relation of effect, consequence, or inference. A clerk observes his employer's directions. A child obeys his parent's commands, follows or copies his example, imitates his speech and manners. The compositor follows copy; the incoming succeeds the outgoing official.

    Synonyms:
    accompany, attend, chase, come after, copy, ensue, follow, go after, heed, imitate, obey, observe, practise, result, succeed

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pursue

    Synonyms:
    chase, follow, track, hunt, continue, prosecute

Editors Contribution

  1. reach for

    to go after something

    i wanted to pursue my dreams

    Submitted by anonymous on July 26, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pursue(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    follow, chase, hunt, track, hound, go after, give chase to

  2. pursue(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    continue, prosecute, conduct, keep up, carry on, persist in, engage in, follow up

  3. pursue(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    seek, strive for, try to obtain

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How to use pursue in a sentence?

  1. The FBI:

    Working together, the FBI will identify, pursue, and impose costs and consequences on individuals, groups, or nation states who use cyber means to threaten the United States or U.S. interests.

  2. Chief Executive Rex Tillerson:

    We have the financial flexibility to pursue attractive opportunities and can adjust our investment program based on market demand fundamentals.

  3. Chief Executive Clive Meanwell:

    I think with the moves we have made so far, we have largely solved the cash flow question, we can now aggressively pursue the next data sets for these research and development projects without concern about financing.

  4. Raina Nicole:

    Let not it be said that you failed,because you never tried. Believe in yourself and your dreams you will pursue..The choice is yours and it's all up to you,to just do..

  5. Trevor Neilson:

    Her (Madonna's) basic belief is that no child, no woman should be attacked anywhere. Period, there needs to be a bright light shone on this problem, which creates an environment that enables the victims to come forward ... and forces law enforcement to pursue these things.


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