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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  
  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. 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. Susan Collins:

    There is a right way and a wrong way for the incumbent President to pursue The President-elect rights to contest what The President-elect perceives as election irregularities.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    The recovery has been everywhere but in American paychecks. The American Dream has become a mirage for far too many. So the central question we face here in Detroit and across America is this : Can we restore The American Dream -- that moral promise -- that each generation can do better ? we believe that every American and in every community has a right to pursue happiness. They have a right to rise.

  3. Director Fahrettin Altun:

    The international media must pursue the case of Khashoggi until there is true accountability... Those responsible must face justice sooner or later.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    You should pursue or go after your goals/dreams/visions/aspirations with a will i.e. energetically and resolutely too. For, until you resolve to pursue or go after them like that you will hardly realize them.

  5. Doug Collins:

    They know Justice Department is working to negotiate even as they pursue contempt charges, making their move today illogical and disingenuous, democrats have launched a proxy war smearing The Attorney General when their anger actually lies with the president and the special counsel, who found neither conspiracy nor obstruction.

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    An antonym for "pesky"
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    • B. pestilent
    • C. pettish
    • D. plaguey

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