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Synonyms for pursuepərˈsu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prosecute, engage, pursue(verb)

    carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

    "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"

    rent, quest for, act on, prosecute, occupy, follow up on, engross, charter, mesh, operate, employ, absorb, engage, go after, follow, affiance, hire, betroth, lock, take, wage, pursue, lease, quest after, plight, enlist

  2. pursue, follow(verb)

    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"

    conform to, play along, go after, espouse, travel along, keep an eye on, fall out, quest after, adopt, survey, comply, come after, abide by, follow up on, be, watch over, pursue, take after, keep up, prosecute, watch, keep abreast, follow, act on, stick to, observe, surveil, succeed, accompany, come, postdate, trace, stick with, quest for, engage

  3. quest for, go after, quest after, pursue(verb)

    go in search of or hunt for

    "pursue a hobby"

    give chase, act on, prosecute, chase after, follow up on, quest for, chase, dog, tail, engage, go after, follow, trail, quest after, track, pursue, tag

  4. pursue, follow up on, act on(verb)

    carry further or advance

    "Can you act on this matter soon?"

    act on, engage, pursue, quest for, prosecute, quest after, follow up on, follow, go after

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pursue

    Anything that comes after or goes after another, either in space or in time, is said to follow it. A servant follows or attends his master; a victorious general may follow the retiring enemy merely to watch and hold him in check; he chases or pursues with intent to overtake and attack; the chase is closer and hotter than the pursuit. (Compare synonyms for HUNT.) One event may follow another either with or without special connection; if it ensues, there is some orderly connection; as, the ensuing year; if it results from another, there is some relation of effect, consequence, or inference. A clerk observes his employer's directions. A child obeys his parent's commands, follows or copies his example, imitates his speech and manners. The compositor follows copy; the incoming succeeds the outgoing official.

    accompany, attend, chase, come after, copy, ensue, follow, go after, heed, imitate, obey, observe, practise, result, succeed

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pursue(v. a.)

    follow, chase, hunt, track, hound, go after, give chase to

  2. pursue(v. a.)

    continue, prosecute, conduct, keep up, carry on, persist in, engage in, follow up

  3. pursue(v. a.)

    seek, strive for, try to obtain

Translations for pursue

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لاحقArabic
  • pronásledovatCzech
  • nachgehen, verfolgen, folgenGerman
  • perseguir, seguir, apuntar aSpanish
  • ahdistaa, seurata, pyrkiä, ajaa takaa, harjoittaaFinnish
  • poursuivreFrench
  • आगे बढ़ानेHindi
  • gyakorol, folytat, üldöz, űz, hajszolHungarian
  • մասնակցել, հետապնդել, նպատակ հետապնդելArmenian
  • mengejarIndonesian
  • cercare, perseguire, inseguire, praticare, perseguitare, attendere, tormentareItalian
  • បន្ត, តាមដេញ, មានគោលបំណងKhmer
  • 뒤쫓다Korean
  • volgen, najagen, achtervolgen, beoefenenDutch
  • ścigaćPolish
  • perseguir, procurarPortuguese
  • urmăriRomanian
  • преследоватьRussian
  • förföljaSwedish
  • hedeflemek, başlamak, kovalamakTurkish
  • pratiker, kitchessî, porshuve, fé, portchessîWalloon
  • 追求Chinese

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