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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pursue \Pur*sue"\, verb (used without an object)

1. To go in pursuit; to follow.

The wicked flee when no man pursueth. --Prov. xxviii. 1.

Men hotly pursued after the objects of their ambition. --Earle.

2. To go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse; to continue.

Note: [A Gallicism]

I have, pursues Carneades, wondered chemists should not consider. --Boyle.

3. (Law) To follow a matter judicially, as a complaining party; to act as a prosecutor. --Burrill.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pursue \Pur*sue"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Pursued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pursuing}.] [OE. pursuen, porsuen, OF. porsivre, poursuivre, poursuir, F. poursuivre, fr. L. prosequi; pro forward + sequi to follow. See {Sue}, and cf. {Prosecute}, {Pursuivant}.]

1. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.

We happiness pursue; we fly from pain. --Prior.

The happiness of men lies in purswing, Not in possessing. --Longfellow.

2. To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.

The fame of ancient matrons you pursue. --Dryden.

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. To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue. " Insatiate to pursue vain war." --Milton.

5. To follow as an example; to imitate.

6. To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.

The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have pursued me, they shall pursue you also. --Wyclif (John xv. 20).

Syn: To follow; chase; seek; persist. See {Follow}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pursue

verb

1: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion" [syn: {prosecute}, {engage}, {pursue}]

2: follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life" [syn: {pursue}, {follow}]

3: go in search of or hunt for; "pursue a hobby" [syn: {quest for}, {go after}, {quest after}, {pursue}]

4: carry further or advance; "Can you act on this matter soon?" [syn: {pursue}, {follow up on}, {act on}]


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