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Synonyms for pursue

engage in

try for

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conduct

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follow

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court

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Synonyms for pursue

to follow (another) with the intent of overtaking and capturing

to strengthen the effect of (an action) by further action

to work at, especially as a profession

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to go through (life) in a certain way

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to attempt to gain the affection of

Synonyms for pursue

carry out or participate in an activity

go in search of or hunt for

carry further or advance

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So when the frigate had been armed for a long campaign, and provided with formidable fishing apparatus, no one could tell what course to pursue.
He gave the order that if the knight who caught the apple, should go away again they should pursue him, and if he would not come back willingly, they were to cut him down and stab him.
For the most part, they keep their various activities in various compartments, and they can pursue one to the temporary exclusion of the other.
He was single-hearted in his aim, and to pursue it he was willing to sacrifice not only himself -- many can do that -- but others.
Now it is our purpose, in the ensuing pages, to pursue a contrary method.
Oh, this is the hostility of light to the shining one: unpityingly doth it pursue its course.
Like a storm do the suns pursue their courses: that is their travelling.
So the son, bringing to me the father's rent (which I receive), imparted his secret, and pointed out that he was determined to pursue his genius, and that it would put him in peril of starvation, and that he was not formed for it.
My poor partner in this mischief was now in a bad case, for he was carried away before my Lord Mayor, and by his worship committed to Newgate, and the people that took him were so willing, as well as able, to prosecute him, that they offered themselves to enter into recognisances to appear at the sessions and pursue the charge against him.
And what occupation does this young woman pursue, Mary Anne?
so that we were a long while upon our voyage, and we were but ill provided with victuals for so long a run; and what was still worse, there was some danger that those English and Dutch ships whose boats pursued us, whereof some were bound that way, might have got in before us, and if not, some other ship bound to China might have information of us from them, and pursue us with the same vigour.
Kit--for it happens at this juncture, not only that we have breathing time to follow his fortunes, but that the necessities of these adventures so adapt themselves to our ease and inclination as to call upon us imperatively to pursue the track we most desire to take--Kit, while the matters treated of in the last fifteen chapters were yet in progress, was, as the reader may suppose, gradually familiarising himself more and more with Mr and Mrs Garland, Mr Abel, the pony, and Barbara, and gradually coming to consider them one and all as his particular private friends, and Abel Cottage, Finchley, as his own proper home.
Every effort I have made to penetrate it, has only served to render it darker and more obscure; and I am afraid to stir openly in the matter, lest those whom I anxiously pursue, should fly still farther from me.
All I know, my dear feller,' said Mr Chuckster, running his fingers through his hair, 'is, that he is the cause of my having stood here twenty minutes, for which I hate him with a mortal and undying hatred, and would pursue him to the confines of eternity if I could afford the time.
He pursues his job aggressively, and he is sharp, too.