verb (used with object), pursued, pursuing.
to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, etc.; chase.
to follow close upon; go with; attend:
Bad luck pursued him.
to strive to gain; seek to attain or accomplish (an end, object, purpose, etc.).
to proceed in accordance with (a method, plan, etc.).
to carry on or continue (a course of action, a train of thought, an inquiry, studies, etc.).
to continue to annoy, afflict, or trouble.
to practice (an occupation, pastime, etc.).
to continue to discuss (a subject, topic, etc.).
They pursued the river to its source. I felt their eyes pursuing me.
to continue; go on with (one’s course, a journey, etc.).
verb (used without object), pursued, pursuing.
to chase after someone or something; to follow in :
They spotted the suspect but decided not to pursue.
verb (mainly transitive) -sues, -suing, -sued
(also intransitive) to follow (a fugitive, etc) in order to capture or overtake
(esp of something bad or unlucky) to follow closely or accompany: ill health pursued her
to seek or strive to attain (some object, desire, etc)
to follow the precepts of (a plan, policy, etc)
to apply oneself to (one’s studies, hobbies, etc)
to follow persistently or seek to become acquainted with
to continue to discuss or argue (a point, subject, etc)
late 13c., “to follow with hostile intent,” from Anglo-French pursuer and directly from Old French poursuir (Modern French poursuivre), variant of porsivre “to chase, pursue, follow; continue, carry on,” from Vulgar Latin *prosequare, from Latin prosequi “follow, accompany, attend; follow after, escort; follow up, pursue,” from pro- “forward” (see pro-) + sequi “follow” (see sequel). Meaning “to proceed, to follow” (a path, etc.), usually figurative (a course of action, etc.), is from late 14c. This sense also was in Latin. Related: Pursued; pursuing. For sense, cf. prosecute.
noun 1. the plant family Portulacaceae, characterized by chiefly herbaceous plants having simple, often fleshy leaves, sometimes showy flowers, and capsular fruit, and including bitterroot, purslane, red maids, rose moss, and spring beauty.
[per-soo-uh ns] /pərˈsu əns/ noun 1. the following or carrying out of some plan, course, injunction, or the like. /pəˈsjuːəns/ noun 1. the carrying out or pursuing of an action, plan, etc n. 1590s, from Middle French poursuiance “act of pursuing,” from Old French poursuir (see pursue).
[per-soo-uh nt] /pərˈsu ənt/ adjective 1. proceeding after; following (usually followed by to): Pursuant to his studies he took a job in an office. 2. . adverb, Also, pursuantly 3. according (usually followed by to): to do something pursuant to an agreement. 4. in a manner conformable (usually followed by to): to act pursuant to […]
[per-soo] /pərˈsu/ verb (used with object), pursued, pursuing. 1. to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, etc.; chase. 2. to follow close upon; go with; attend: Bad luck pursued him. 3. to strive to gain; seek to attain or accomplish (an end, object, purpose, etc.). 4. to proceed in accordance with (a method, plan, […]