pursue - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlepursuing
past tensepursued
past participlepursued
  1. 1
    to follow a course of activity

    He wants to pursue a career in medicine.

    They have continued to pursue a policy of repression.

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  2. 2
    to try to achieve something

    He urged all sides in the conflict to pursue peace.

    We are working together to pursue a common goal.

    1. a.
      to try to reach a solution or decision
      pursue the matter/issue:

      I feel I have been treated wrongly and I intend to pursue the matter.

      The legal authorities must decide whether inquiries should be pursued.

  3. 3
    to chase someone or something in order to catch them