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Definition 1: the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit

Synonyms for pursuit in the sense of this definition

(pursuit is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of pursuit ) the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind

(... is a kind of pursuit ) the act of following someone secretly

(... is a kind of pursuit ) the act of following prey stealthily

Definition 2: a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly) - [noun denoting act]

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

  • sailing is her favorite pastime
  • his main pastime is gambling
  • he counts reading among his interests
  • they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits

Synonyms for pursuit in the sense of this definition

(pursuit is a kind of ...) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

"scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists" "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles" "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

(... is a kind of pursuit ) an auxiliary activity

Definition 3: an auxiliary activity - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for pursuit in the sense of this definition

(pursuit is a kind of ...) a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

"sailing is her favorite pastime" "his main pastime is gambling" "he counts reading among his interests" "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"

(... is a kind of pursuit ) the pastime of exploring caves

Definition 4: a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • the pursuit of love
  • life is more than the pursuance of fame
  • a quest for wealth

Synonyms for pursuit in the sense of this definition

(pursuit is a kind of ...) the examination of alternative hypotheses

"his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"

(... is a kind of pursuit ) the fruitless pursuit of something unattainable

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