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English verb: pursue

1. pursue (social) carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in


SamplesShe pursued many activities.
They engaged in a discussion.


Synonymsengage, prosecute


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)close, commit, politick, practice

2. pursue (motion) follow in or as if in pursuit


SamplesThe police car pursued the suspected attacker.
Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life.


ExamplesThey pursue the car down the avenue


Synonymsfollow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, haunt, stalk, stalk, tag, tail, track, trail


Verb groupfollow, surveil, survey

3. pursue (contact) go in search of or hunt for


SamplesPursue a hobby.


Synonymsgo after, quest after, quest for


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

4. pursue (social) carry further or advance


SamplesCan you act on this matter soon?.


Synonymsact on, follow up on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)oppose, react


Narrower (hyponym)check out, run down









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