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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


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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