HyperDic: pursue

English > 4 senses of the word pursue:
VERBsocialpursue, prosecute, engagecarry out or participate in an activity
motionpursue, followfollow in or as if in pursuit
contactpursue, quest for, go after, quest aftergo in search / search / search of or hunt for
socialpursue, follow up on, act oncarry further or advance
pursue > pronunciation
Soundspersuw'
Rhymesensue ... tiramisu: 6 rhymes with suw...
English > pursue: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcarry out or participate in an activity; be involved in.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"She pursued many activities"
Synonymsprosecute, engage
NarrowercloseEngage at close quarters
commit, practiceEngage in or perform
politickEngage in political activities
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishperseguir, proseguir
Catalanperseguir, prosseguir
Nounspursuera person who pursues some plan or goal
pursuita diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
English > pursue: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningFollow in or as if in pursuit.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey pursue the car down the avenue
Example"The police car pursued the suspected attacker"
Synonymfollow
Narrowerchase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, trackgo after with the intent to catch
haunt, stalkFollow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
stalkgo through (an area) in search of prey
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar tosurveil, follow, surveyKeep under surveillance
Spanishperseguir, seguir
Catalanempaitar, perseguir, seguir
Participlepursuedfollowed with enmity / enmity as if to harm
Nounspursuera person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture
pursuitthe act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
English > pursue: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaninggo in search / search / search of or hunt for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"pursue a hobby"
Synonymsquest for, go after, quest after
Broadersearch, seek, look fortry to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
Spanishbuscar, dedicarse, perseguir
Catalanempaitar, perseguir
Nounspursuit, pursuancea search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
English > pursue: 4 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningcarry further or advance.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsfollow up on, act on
Narrowerrun down, check outtrace
Broaderreact, opposeact against or in opposition to
Adjectivespursuant(followed by 'to') in conformance to or agreement with
Nounspursuancethe continuance of something begun with a view to its completion

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