Synonyms for pursue
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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.7 / 3 votes
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
prosecute, engage, pursueverb
carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
"She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
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
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"
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
quest for, go after, quest after, pursueverb
go in search of or hunt for
"pursue a hobby"
pursue, follow up on, act onverb
carry further or advance
"Can you act on this matter soon?"
to go after something
i wanted to pursue my dreams
i aim to seek out or pursue my objectives in college.Submitted by atomikjypsy on October 27, 2020
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
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Look around the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
People who are tremendously concerned about their identification, their individuality, their self-expression, or their sense of humor, always seem to be missing the very things they pursue.
I could have spoken from Rhode Island where I have been staying ... But I felt that, in speaking from the house of Lincoln, of Jackson, and of Wilson, my words would better convey both the sadness I feel in the action I was compelled today to make and the firmness with which I intend to pursue this course until the orders of the federal court at Little Rock can be executed without unlawful interference. (On sending troops to enforce integration in Little Rock AR High School)
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
If I were dying, my last words would be, Have faith and pursue the unknown end.
Translations for pursue
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- nachgehen, folgen, verfolgenGerman
- seguir, perseguir, apuntar aSpanish
- ahdistaa, harjoittaa, ajaa takaa, seurata, pyrkiäFinnish
- आगे बढ़ानेHindi
- űz, hajszol, üldöz, gyakorol, folytatHungarian
- հետապնդել, մասնակցել, նպատակ հետապնդելArmenian
- cercare, perseguitare, attendere, praticare, tormentare, perseguire, inseguireItalian
- បន្ត, តាមដេញ, មានគោលបំណងKhmer
- volgen, najagen, achtervolgen, beoefenenDutch
- perseguir, procurarPortuguese
- kovalamak, hedeflemek, başlamakTurkish
- پیچھا کرناUrdu
- porshuve, portchessî, fé, kitchessî, pratikerWalloon
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