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Synonyms for pursuit
pərˈsutpur·suit

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pursuit

    A hunt may be either the act of pursuing or the act of seeking, or a combination of the two. A chase or pursuit is after that which is fleeing or departing; a search is for that which is hidden; a hunt may be for that which is either hidden or fleeing; a search is a minute and careful seeking, and is especially applied to a locality; we make a search of or through a house, for an object, in which connection it would be colloquial to say a hunt. Hunt never quite loses its association with field-sports, where it includes both search and chase; the search till the game is hunted out, and the chase till it is hunted down. Figuratively, we speak of literary pursuits, or of the pursuit of knowledge; a search for reasons; the chase of fame or honor; hunt, in figurative use, inclines to the unfavorable sense of inquisition, but with more of dash and aggressiveness; as, a hunt for heresy.

    Synonyms:
    chase, hunt, hunting, inquisition, search

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pursuit, chase, pursual, followingnoun

    the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

    "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

    Synonyms:
    sideline, quest, pursuance, following, pastime, pursual, spare-time activity, avocation, followers, hobby, chase, by-line, interest

  2. pursuit, pursuance, questnoun

    a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria

    "the pursuit of love"; "life is more than the pursuance of fame"; "a quest for wealth"

    Synonyms:
    prosecution, sideline, quest, pursuance, following, pastime, pursual, spare-time activity, avocation, hobby, chase, by-line, interest, seeking

  3. avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activitynoun

    an auxiliary activity

    Synonyms:
    hobby, sideline, out of bounds, pursual, hobbyhorse, following, pursuance, chase, by-line, avocation, pastime, credit line, rocking horse, interest, quest, spare-time activity

  4. pastime, interest, pursuitnoun

    a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

    "sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"

    Synonyms:
    hobby, interest group, sideline, interestingness, pursual, following, pursuance, chase, sake, avocation, pastime, involvement, stake, by-line, interest, quest, spare-time activity

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pursuitnoun

    Synonyms:
    chase, race

  2. pursuitnoun

    Synonyms:
    pursuance, prosecution, following out

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. PURSUIT

    Synonyms:
    Platelet IIb-IIIa in Unstable angina Receptor Suppression Using Integrilin Therapy

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How to use pursuit in a sentence?

  1. US Declaration of Independence:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

  2. John Kirby:

    They focused on their shared pursuit of options to achieve ?a political transition and discussed the potential for future multilateral meetings on the topic.

  3. Lawana Blackwell:

    I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure.

  4. Prime Minister Morrison:

    They have played their part and sacrificed much in the pursuit of reaching those targets in the belief restrictions would be eased.

  5. Shabtai Shoval:

    This could be applied after there is an initial attack and a pursuit of suspects, or when an attack has not yet happened but a suspect has been reported.


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