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Meaning & Definition of Pursue in English

English

Pursue

/pərsu/

verb

1. Carry out or participate in an activity

  • Be involved in
  • "She pursued many activities"
  • "They engaged in a discussion"
    synonym:
  • prosecute
  • ,
  • engage
  • ,
  • pursue

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • pursue
  • ,
  • follow

3. Go in search of or hunt for

  • "Pursue a hobby"
    synonym:
  • quest for
  • ,
  • go after
  • ,
  • quest after
  • ,
  • pursue

4. Carry further or advance

  • "Can you act on this matter soon?"
    synonym:
  • pursue
  • ,
  • follow up on
  • ,
  • act on

Examples of using

Do you intend to pursue your education?
I plan to pursue a career in international finance.
If I were in good health, I could pursue my studies.