Thesaurus

pursue

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pursue

  1. 1 to go after or on the track of the policeman doggedly pursued the pickpocket through the crowded subway station Synonyms of pursue bird-dog, chase, course, dog, hound, follow, run, shadow, tag, tail, trace, track, trailWords Related to pursue accompany, chaperone (or chaperon), escort; hunt, search (for), seek; eye, observe, watchNear Antonyms of pursue headAntonyms of pursue guide, lead, pilot

  2. 2 to go in search of urged the graduates to pursue personal fulfillment instead of financial success Synonyms of pursue cast about (for), cast around (for), chase (down), forage (for), hunt, look up, seek, quest, search (for or out), shop (for)Words Related to pursue ferret (out), root (out)Near Antonyms of pursue hide, lose; ignore, neglect

Synonym Discussion of pursue

chase, pursue, follow, trail mean to go after or on the track of something or someone. chase implies going swiftly after and trying to overtake something fleeing or running.
    • a dog chasing a cat
pursue suggests a continuing effort to overtake, reach, or attain.
    • pursued the criminal through narrow streets
follow puts less emphasis upon speed or intent to overtake.
    • friends followed me home in their car
trail may stress a following of tracks or traces rather than a visible object.
    • trail deer
    • trailed a suspect across the country


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