Definitions of pursue

  1. carry further or advance; " Can you act on this matter soon?"
  2. carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; " She pursued many activities"; " They engaged in a discussion"
  3. 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"
  4. go in search of or hunt for; " pursue a hobby"
  5. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.
  6. To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.
  7. 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.
  8. To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue.
  9. To follow as an example; to imitate.
  10. To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.
  11. To go in pursuit; to follow.
  12. To go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse; to continue.
  13. To follow a matter judicially, as a complaining party; to act as a prosecutor.
  14. To follow with a view to overtake; chase; as, to pursue a thief; seek; as, to pursue pleasure; to go on with; continue; as, to pursue one's studies.
  15. To follow; to continue.
  16. To follow onwards in order to overtake: to chase: to prosecute: to seek: to imitate: to continue.
  17. To follow; chase; seek; continue.
  18. To continue; proceed.
  19. To follow persistently; chase; hunt; seek; continue; keep up.
  20. To follow; to take and proceed in; to follow with a view to overtake; to chase; to seek; to prosecute; to follow as an example; to endeavour to reach; to follow with enmity.
  21. To go on; to continue.

Usage examples for pursue

  1. I can think of nothing else, unless you pursue them in person. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  2. The law, however, was on the side of Karnis, and it allowed him to pursue her and cast her into prison. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Having made this discovery I did not pursue it. – The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie
  4. There was the further question, though she scarcely dared to pursue it. – Eunice by Margaret Murray Robertson
  5. It was in similar circumstances that M. Riems saw the workers anxiously pursue a queen. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber
  6. The doctor said he would; and the plan of the dowager, he thought, would, in the meantime, be the best one to pursue. – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  7. She did not pursue the subject of Bruce, but went directly to her business. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  8. Are abolitionists, then, to blame if they pursue the same course? – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  9. Once the resolution was made to pursue his studies in a more practical manner, he becomes the house- surgeon of a hospital. – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky
  10. It is not necessary to pursue the subject any farther. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  11. And they said among themselves, " Let us pursue them and spoil them, for if they of Teruel should be before us, the honour and the profit will be theirs, and we shall have nothing." – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  12. I am alone here, on my way to Berlin to pursue my studies. – A Gentleman Vagabond and Some Others by F. Hopkinson Smith
  13. He then descended, and learning that these sisters had a brother living with their father, who would pursue him for the deed he had done, he set off at random, not knowing whither he went. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  14. Here let us have the battle since they pursue us so. – The Lay of the Cid by R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon
  15. " At all events, if you can supply us with a guide to show us the way they have taken, we will pursue them," said Jack. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. Those behind ceased to pursue, and watched the result in breathless suspense. – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed
  17. But Olga hesitated to pursue this course, and finally collected her work and followed her two guests into the garden. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  18. They tell us that beares there do never hurt any body, but fly away from you, unless you pursue and set upon them; but wolves do much mischief. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  19. If you will, let these evil men continue to pursue us with their loves, 'twill be but delight to suffer it for your sake. – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster