Definition of pursue
1 : to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, or defeat
2 : to find or employ measures to obtain or accomplish : seek pursue a goal
3 : to proceed along pursues a northern course
4a : to engage in pursue a hobbyb : to follow up or proceed with pursue an argument
5 : to continue to afflict : haunt was pursued by horrible memories
6 : 2chase 1c pursued by dozens of fans
: to go in pursuit
Examples of pursue in a Sentence
It is this peace among the Great Powers—at least for the near term—that makes it truly possible both to pursue my vision of the post-Cold War world and, at the same time, to hedge against failure by maintaining the capacity to protect ourselves and our interests … —Robert S. McNamara, In Retrospect, 1995
The monster truck pursued him at insane speeds, through phone booths and gas pumps and even over cliffs, but he never knew why. —Hunter S. Thompson, Rolling Stone, 14-28 July 1994
In a world of nation-states the assumption that governments will pursue their own interests gives order and predictability to international affairs. —Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., American Heritage, 3 May/June 1994
Hounds pursued the fox for miles.
The criminal is being pursued by police.
He chose to pursue a college degree.
She wants to pursue a legal career.
Recent Examples of pursue from the Web
Most are adult women, especially those who are poor or dependent on narcotic painkillers or lacking the credibility or social standing to pursue legal action.
Lumpkin pursued firefighting after mulling potential career choices.
The news sent shockwaves through popular culture, as well as the more narrow subculture of millionaire athletes and the woman who pursue them.
Canada has aggressively pursued the trade agreement with the EU in a bid to boost its tepid outlook for growth as its economy has been hit hard by the commodity-price swoon.
The revelation of the destruction apparently surfaced about a week ago after defense attorney Paul Morgan discovered that evidence in his client's case had been destroyed even as prosecutors continued to pursue a 25-year-sentence.
Please be aware that HMSA is prepared to pursue its legal remedies to address the harm caused by publication of these claims.
That pursuing a bachelor’s degree might be something other than a deeply ascetic and generally miserable experience was once a preposterous idea.
People graduated from college buried in debt and with no jobs to pursue anyway.
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Synonym Discussion of pursue
PURSUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pursue for English Language Learners
: to follow and try to catch or capture (someone or something) for usually a long distance or time
: to try to get or do (something) over a period of time
: to be involved in (an activity)
PURSUE Defined for Kids
Definition of pursue for Students
1 : to follow after in order to catch or destroy : chase A dog pursued the fleeing cat.
2 : to follow up or proceed with He won't answer, so why pursue it?
3 : to try to get or do over a period of time I've decided to pursue a degree in geography.
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