Pursue



[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, etc.).
5.
to carry on or continue (a course of action, a train of thought, an inquiry, studies, etc.).
6.
to continue to annoy, afflict, or trouble.
7.
to practice (an occupation, pastime, etc.).
8.
to continue to discuss (a subject, topic, etc.).
9.
to follow:
They pursued the river to its source. I felt their eyes pursuing me.
10.
to continue; go on with (one’s course, a journey, etc.).
verb (used without object), pursued, pursuing.
11.
to chase after someone or something; to follow in :
They spotted the suspect but decided not to pursue.
12.
to continue.
/pəˈsjuː/
verb (mainly transitive) -sues, -suing, -sued
1.
(also intransitive) to follow (a fugitive, etc) in order to capture or overtake
2.
(esp of something bad or unlucky) to follow closely or accompany: ill health pursued her
3.
to seek or strive to attain (some object, desire, etc)
4.
to follow the precepts of (a plan, policy, etc)
5.
to apply oneself to (one’s studies, hobbies, etc)
6.
to follow persistently or seek to become acquainted with
7.
to continue to discuss or argue (a point, subject, etc)
v.

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.

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