Definition for pursue

verb as in have as one's goal

verb as in persist, persevere

verb as in seek social alliance with

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Example Sentences

This strategy will likely result in substantial death and suffering in countries that are not able to pursue these deals.

She forms her closest friendship with Svetlana, who “sounded really different when she spoke Serbo-Croatian,” and she pursues Ivan, who speaks Hungarian and who also speaks the language of pure mathematics.

From Vox

So Naftogaz advised its government not to pursue a gas deal with the Louisiana company.

I always felt I didn’t have the skill set to lead a company in making an impact on the future, because I didn’t pursue a doctorate and instead had a “fox-like” career.

From Fortune

Elsewhere, districts are pursuing tutoring models to provide personalized in-person or remote academic support.

Or (horrors) he could reach out to congressional leaders in both parties to pursue bipartisan legislation.

Choosing not to pursue a perpetrator is not admittance of lies or false motives.

It was only once he directed and starred in his own short film that he decided to pursue acting as a vocation.

Around 2005, Drew flew west to pursue a career in acting while Jonathan ran the business in Calgary.

Prosectors decided not to pursue charges against the accused.

Mankind, mad with the energy of activity, would be seen to pursue the fleeing phantom of insatiable desire.

As Farrar rode slowly down the mountain, leading his recovered horse, he revolved in his thoughts what course to pursue.

And we will mount upon swift ones: therefore shall they be swifter that shall pursue after you.

It is a thing invented by the great to enable them to pursue the grinding and oppression of the small.

We thought that we should now quietly pursue our way upon the placid sea, trusting confidently in its peaceful name.


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On this page you'll find 221 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pursue, such as: go after, seek, accompany, attend, badger, and bait.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.