pursue meaning

EN[pəˈsjuː] [pəɹˈs(j)u]

    Definition of pursue in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGpursuesPRpursuingPT, PPpursued
    1. OBS VT To follow with harmful intent; to try to harm, to persecute, torment.
      1. VT To follow urgently, originally with intent to capture or harm; to chase.
        1. VT To follow, travel down (a particular way, course of action etc.).
          1. Her rival pursued a quite different course.
        2. VT To aim for, go after (a specified objective, situation etc.).
          1. VT To participate in (an activity, business etc.); to practise, follow (a profession).
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • It beggars belief to suppose that corporate policies can always pursue the best interests of a company.
              • Although the enemy saw that they were being hurt, they were such mad dogs that we could by no means prevent their pursuing us
              • Deciding to play it safe, he joined his father's accounting firm rather than pursue an acting career.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en pursued
            2. en pursuee
            3. en pursuer
            4. en pursues
            5. en pursueth
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of pursue for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "pursue" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
            Difficultness: Level 1
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 7
            Definite    ➨     Versatile