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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. 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.

  2. Tony Perkins:

    These are the policies that he is going to pursue, he is absolutely committed to the issue of religious liberty.

  3. Tori Ekstrand:

    Public campuses have to uphold First Amendment values, but also have to uphold Title VI( of the Civil Rights Act) and Title IX, that tell campuses that they have to provide a good learning environment in which they feel able to pursue their studies.

  4. Harry Sandick:

    In every regard, his leaving office makes it easier for prosecutors and plaintiffs in civil cases to pursue New York prosecutors cases against him, for example, he is claiming a higher protection from subpoenas in the criminal cases and also in the congressional subpoena cases, [ and that ] is based largely on the fact that he is President.

  5. Aleksandar Vucic:

    We would like to preserve good relations with Russia as well (as pursue EU membership).


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