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Definition of persue

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1. pursue [ v ] carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
Examples: "She pursued many activities" "They engaged in a discussion"

Used in print:

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

Eager as he was to pursue this promising line , he was so loaded_down with the management of the pharmacy and lectures in the medical and pharmaceutical faculties at the university that he could devote only Sunday afternoons to `` galvanizing '' .

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

It may be , of_course , that such objectives can be pursued consisently with a policy designed to overthrow Communism ; my point is that where conflicts arise they must always be resolved in_favor_of achieving the indispensable condition for a tolerant world - the absence of Soviet Communist power .

(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)

This means that a great many academically talented girls are discouraged from pursuing graduate work of a more demanding nature .

(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)

Its contents are another matter , for they reveal the kinds of interests pursued by the congregation .

(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)

The Bureau is pursuing an active program to provide a temperature scale and thermometer calibration services in the range 1.5 to 20 * * f .

Synonyms engage pursue prosecute Related Terms act close politick pastime pursuance

2. pursue [ v ] follow in or as if in pursuit
Examples: "The police car pursued the suspected attacker" "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"

Used in print:

(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)

Beaten , bruised and exhausted , he pursues the elusive killer through the demi-monde of high_society and low morals , always alone , always despised .

Synonyms pursue follow Related Terms travel chase haunt stalk follow pursuer follower

3. pursue [ v ] go in search of or hunt for
Examples: "pursue a hobby"

Used in print:

(The Miami Herald...)

Al_Fike , an ex-schoolteacher from Colorado , is currently pursuing the three R 's - rhythm , reminiscence and repartee - in a return class session at the Trade_Winds Hotel .

(Time magazine, 77:3...)

Pursuing it , he has logged 500000 miles , suffered indescribable digestive indignities , and meticulously collected physiological data on the health and eating habits of 10000 individuals , from Bantu tribesmen to Italian contadini .

(Richard B. Morris, "Seven Who Set Our Destiny"...)

John_Adams took_to_heart the advice given him by his legal mentor , Jeremiah_Gridley , to `` pursue the study of the law , rather_than the gain of_it '' .

(Charles Glicksberg, "Sex in Contemporary Literature"...)

This is the Holy_Grail these knights of the orgasm pursue , this is the irresistible cosmic urge to_which they respond .

Synonyms pursue go_after quest_after quest_for Related Terms search hunt

4. pursue [ v ] carry further or advance
Examples: "Can you act on this matter soon?"

Used in print:

(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)

`` Never_mind_'' , Arlene had said , after the policeman had left , having pursued the usual unco-operative course of grownups .

Synonyms act_on pursue follow_up_on Related Terms react run_down pursuance

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