prosecute, engage, pursue(verb)
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, pursue(verb)
go in search of or hunt for
"pursue a hobby"
pursue, follow up on, act on(verb)
carry further or advance
"Can you act on this matter soon?"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use pursue in a sentence?
Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue, But, like the shadow, proves the substance true.
DCIS special agents will use every tool at their disposal to pursue and bring to justice those who attack the Department of Defense.
She was always the kind of person who was very, very supportive of her ambassadors and looking to help them do their jobs better, never somebody who was trying to pursue her own agenda.
We are ready to pursue a sale or initial public offering when the timing presents itself and the valuation meets our expectations.
Our commitment to free trade is undiminished, we will vigorously pursue our policy of promoting free and open markets in this country and around the world.
Translations for pursue
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- nachgehen, verfolgen, folgenGerman
- perseguir, seguir, apuntar aSpanish
- ahdistaa, seurata, pyrkiä, ajaa takaa, harjoittaaFinnish
- आगे बढ़ानेHindi
- gyakorol, folytat, üldöz, űz, hajszolHungarian
- մասնակցել, հետապնդել, նպատակ հետապնդելArmenian
- cercare, perseguire, inseguire, praticare, perseguitare, attendere, tormentareItalian
- បន្ត, តាមដេញ, មានគោលបំណងKhmer
- volgen, najagen, achtervolgen, beoefenenDutch
- perseguir, procurarPortuguese
- hedeflemek, başlamak, kovalamakTurkish
- پیچھا کرناUrdu
- pratiker, kitchessî, porshuve, fé, portchessîWalloon
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