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PURSUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pursue mean? 

PURSUE (verb)
  The verb PURSUE has 4 senses:

1. carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
2. follow in or as if in pursuit
3. go in search of or hunt for
4. carry further or advance

  Familiarity information: PURSUE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PURSUE (verb)


Sense 1pursue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

pursue; engage; prosecute

Context examples:

She pursued many activities / They engaged in a discussion

Hypernyms (to "pursue" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pursue"):

close (engage at close quarters)

politick (engage in political activities)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2pursue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Follow in or as if in pursuit

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

pursue; follow

Context examples:

The police car pursued the suspected attacker / Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

Hypernyms (to "pursue" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pursue"):

stalk (go through (an area) in search of prey)

chase; chase after; dog; give chase; go after; tag; tail; track; trail (go after with the intent to catch)

haunt; stalk (follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They pursue the car down the avenue


Sense 3pursue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go in search of or hunt for

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

quest after; quest for; go after; pursue

Context example:

pursue a hobby

Hypernyms (to "pursue" is one way to...):

look for; search; seek (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4pursue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carry further or advance

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

act on; follow up on; pursue

Context example:

Can you act on this matter soon?

Hypernyms (to "pursue" is one way to...):

oppose; react (act against or in opposition to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pursue"):

check out; run down (trace)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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