Search Result for "pursue":
1. carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in;
- Example: "She pursued many activities"
- Example: "They engaged in a discussion"
[syn: prosecute, engage, pursue]
2. follow in or as if in pursuit;
- Example: "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"
- Example: "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
[syn: pursue, follow]
3. go in search of or hunt for;
- Example: "pursue a hobby"
[syn: quest for, go after, quest after, pursue]
4. carry further or advance;
- Example: "Can you act on this matter soon?"
[syn: pursue, follow up on, act on]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pursue \Pur*sue"\, v. i. 1. To go in pursuit; to follow. [1913 Webster] The wicked flee when no man pursueth. --Prov. xxviii. 1. [1913 Webster] Men hotly pursued after the objects of their ambition. --Earle. [1913 Webster] 2. To go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse; to continue. [1913 Webster] Note: [A Gallicism] [1913 Webster] I have, pursues Carneades, wondered chemists should not consider. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) To follow a matter judicially, as a complaining party; to act as a prosecutor. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pursue \Pur*sue"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pursued; p. pr. & vb. n. Pursuing.] [OE. pursuen, porsuen, OF. porsivre, poursuivre, poursuir, F. poursuivre, fr. L. prosequi; pro forward + sequi to follow. See Sue, and cf. Prosecute, Pursuivant.] 1. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare. [1913 Webster] We happiness pursue; we fly from pain. --Prior. [1913 Webster] The happiness of men lies in purswing, Not in possessing. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law. [1913 Webster] The fame of ancient matrons you pursue. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to follow; to go in; as, Captain Cook pursued a new route; the administration pursued a wise course. [1913 Webster] 4. To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue. " Insatiate to pursue vain war." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. To follow as an example; to imitate. [1913 Webster] 6. To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account. [1913 Webster] The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have pursued me, they shall pursue you also. --Wyclif (John xv. 20). [1913 Webster] Syn: To follow; chase; seek; persist. See Follow. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
128 Moby Thesaurus words for "pursue": address, adhere to, angle for, ask for, aspire to, badger, bait, be into, be strong in, beat about for, beau, bedog, beset, carry on, chase, chase after, chevy, chivy, come after, come behind, conduct, confine, continue, court, cultivate, delve for, dig for, do, dog, employ, engage in, esquire, exercise, feature, fish for, follow, follow up, give chase, go after, go behind, go gunning for, go in for, gun for, harass, harry, heel, hollo after, hound, hunt, hunt for, hunt up, lay siege to, limit, look, look for, look up, maintain, major in, make after, make suit to, make up to, minor in, molest, move behind, narrow, oppress, pay attention to, pay court to, persecute, persevere, persist, persist in, practice, proceed with, prosecute, prowl after, purpose, quest, quest after, raise the hunt, restrict, ride, run after, run down, search, search for, see to, seek, seek for, seek out, serenade, shadow, spark, specialize, specialize in, squire, stalk, still-hunt, string along, strive for, sue, swain, sweetheart, tackle, tag, tag after, tag along, tail, tailgate, take on, take out after, take to, take up, torment, trace, track, trail, trail after, tread close upon, try for, try to find, undertake, use, victimize, wage, woo, work at, work for