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Definition 1: go in search of or hunt for - [verb of contact]

Samples where pursue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pursue a hobby

Synonyms for pursue in the sense of this definition

(pursue is a kind of ...) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

"The police are searching for clues" "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

Definition 2: follow in or as if in pursuit - [verb of motion]

Samples where pursue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for pursue in the sense of this definition

(pursue is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of pursue ) go through (an area) in search of prey

"stalk the woods for deer"

(... is a kind of pursue ) go after with the intent to catch

"The policeman chased the mugger down the alley" "the dog chased the rabbit"

(... is a kind of pursue ) follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to

"her ex-boyfriend stalked her" "the ghost of her mother haunted her"

(pursue has a similar meaning as ...) keep under surveillance

"The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"

Samples where pursue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She pursued many activities
  • They engaged in a discussion

Synonyms for pursue in the sense of this definition

(pursue is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of pursue ) engage in or perform

"practice safe sex" "commit a random act of kindness"

(... is a kind of pursue ) engage at close quarters

"close with the enemy"

(... is a kind of pursue ) engage in political activities

"This colleague is always politicking"

Samples where pursue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you act on this matter soon?

Synonyms for pursue in the sense of this definition

(pursue is a kind of ...) act against or in opposition to

"She reacts negatively to everything I say"

(... is a kind of pursue ) trace

"We are running down a few tips"

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