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Pursue meaning

pursue - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.
  2. 2. To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.
  3. 3. To proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to follow; to go in; as, Captain Cook pursued a new route; the administration pursued a wise course.
  4. 4. To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue.
  5. 5. To follow as an example; to imitate.
  6. 6. To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.
  7. 7. To go in pursuit; to follow.
  8. 8. To go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse; to continue.
  9. 9. To follow a matter judicially, as a complaining party; to act as a prosecutor.
  10. 10. To follow; chase; seek; continue.

pursue - examples of usage

  1. Gaining her room, she shut the door and turned the key, as though he might pursue her there. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. He paused outside on the landing trying to recover his self- control and to decide what course he might with most dignity pursue. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Rodney evidently hesitated as to the course he should pursue, but seeing Katharine at the door, he exclaimed: " No. I want to come with you." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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