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Synonyms for pursue
pərˈsupur·sue

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prosecute, engage, pursueverb

    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, followverb

    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, pursueverb

    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 onverb

    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

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Editors Contribution

  1. reach for

    to go after something

    i wanted to pursue my dreams

    Submitted by anonymous on July 26, 2020  
  2. seek out

    i aim to seek out or pursue my objectives in college.

    Submitted by atomikjypsy on October 27, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pursueverb

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

  2. pursueverb

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

  3. pursueverb

    Synonyms:
    seek, strive for, try to obtain

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How to use pursue in a sentence?

  1. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Listen up, you should help someone else financially in order for him or her to realize his or her dreams, visions or aspirations. Better still, do motivate or inspire someone else, so that he or she can dare to pursue and actualize his or her dreams, visions or aspirations. In other words, you should sponsor at least someone. Because, you can sponsor at least someone right here or out there, in order for him or her to realize his or her dreams, visions or aspirations. Note: helping someone else by any means to realize his or her dreams, visions or aspirations is indirectly and unknowingly helping your own self to realize yours. Thus, endeavour to do just that sooner or later. ~Emeasoba George.

  2. Jarrett Walker:

    It's taking us back to a city where there's less and less space for public transit, it may make sense to pursue that [ business ] strategy, but it may also be a strategy that's destroying the world. It's certainly destroying the urban world.

  3. Ben Carson:

    There were other immigrants who came in the bottom of slave ships, who worked even longer, even harder, for less, but they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land, and do you know of all the nations in the world, this one, the United States of America, is the only one big enough and great enough to allow all those people to realize their dream. And this is our opportunity to enhance that dream.

  4. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    America never should have feared Iran producing a nuclear bomb, but we will pursue vigorously our nuclear enrichment. If they want to fear anything its up to them.

  5. Jerry Nadler:

    Given that Robert Mueller was unable to pursue criminal charges against the President, it falls to Congress to respond to the crimes, lies and other wrongdoing of President Donald Trump -- and we will do so, at this point all options are on the table, and nothing should be ruled out.


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