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Definition of "pursue" []

  • To follow in an effort to overtake or capture; chase: a fox that was pursued by hounds. (verb-transitive)
  • To strive to gain or accomplish: pursue lofty political goals. (verb-transitive)
  • To proceed along the course of; follow: a ship that pursued the southern course. (verb-transitive)
  • To carry further; advance: Let's not pursue this argument. (verb-transitive)
  • To be engaged in (a vocation or hobby, for example). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pursue" in a sentence
  • "What the critic and writer subsequently go on to pursue is divergent from this initial experience, but ideally both can be traced back to the common source."
  • "The edge we pursue is an intersection of man and nature on nature's terms."
  • "What professions should Alec Baldwin pursue once he quits acting?"