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pərˈsut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pursuit, chase, pursual, following(noun)

    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, quest(noun)

    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 activity(noun)

    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, pursuit(noun)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pursuit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    chase, race

  2. pursuit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pursuance, prosecution, following out

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. PURSUIT

    Synonyms:
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How to use pursuit in a sentence?

  1. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Persistence in business keeps you or one going, making you or one willing to put in more efforts to avoid or better deal with experienced failure or challenge in the future. There are many stories highlighting the importance of persistence in achieving success in any venture. One of these is that of the legendary United States President Abraham Lincoln. He failed several times in elections, but he was not discouraged from forging on in pursuit of his aspiration until eventually he became the 16th President of U.S.A. Back home in Nigeria (my country), the election of General Muhammadu Buhari as the president of Nigeria is another good example of persistence. The former military Head of State, who was overthrown by General Ibrahim Babangida-led coup in 1985 after spending less than two years in office, had lost three previous presidential elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011. While many people made fun of him and wrote him off, he was undiscouraged and persistent. Thus, dare to be persistent in all you do. ~Emeasoba George.

  2. Mary McCarthy:

    A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Continuously learning, and learning is the core principle and pursuit of life since it works as an effective antidote therapy for the ego-feeling.

  4. Werner Heisenberg, Philosophical Problems of Nuclear Science, New York: Fawcett 1966, p.13:

    A consistent pursuit of classical physics forces a transformation in the very heart of that physics.

  5. John W. Gardner:

    The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.

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