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pursuit

[ per-soot ]SEE DEFINITION OF pursuit
  • nounchase, search
  • nounoccupation, interest of person

Synonyms for pursuit

  • hunt
  • inquiry
  • quest
  • following
  • hunting
  • pursual
  • pursuance
  • reaching
  • seeking
  • stalk
  • tracking
  • trail
  • trailing
  • going all out
  • pursuing
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Antonyms for pursuit

  • retreat
  • surrender
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PURSUIT

"I am satisfied with the pursuit of wisdom, not with the fame of it," replied the sage.

They had rode about 100 miles, in the pursuit and return, and all in 30 hours.

It is amusing to read Tarleton's pompous account of this pursuit.

Gen. Marion had rallied a troop there, and checked the pursuit.

She arrived yesterday in pursuit of her husband, but perhaps you know this already from himself.

The commotion of pursuit and investigation was sweeping past her tent.

The next morning the squadron weighed, and stood out in pursuit of the English.

The pursuit had a malignant pleasure in it: we knew the men we were driving before us.

Full of these ideas, he hurried to Portsmouth in pursuit of Virginia's father.

We must throw them off, or our pursuit of Le Renard Subtil may be given up.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "persecution," also "action of pursuit," from Anglo-French purseute, from Old French porsuite "a search, pursuit" (14c., Modern French poursuite), from porsivre (see pursue). Sense of "one's profession, recreation, etc." first recorded 1520s. As a type of track cycling race from 1938.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PURSUIT

acquisition

nounobtaining or receiving
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