Synonyms of 'pursue'
the three factions that had been waging a civil war
My husband is quite good at DIY and wants to tackle the job himself.
He practised as a lawyer for thirty years.
streetmarkets with stallholders plying their trade
go in for
apply yourself to
3 continueDictionary, maintain, carry on
If your request is denied, don't be afraid to pursue the matter.
4 conductDictionary, carry on, undertake
overseas graduates intending to pursue full-time research
5 investigateDictionary, study, research
pursuing this line of enquiry
Gas officials are investigating the cause of the explosion.
They research the needs of both employers and staff.
Check the accuracy of every detail in your CV.
He reviewed the troops.
He examined her passport and stamped it.
The more they probed into his background, the more suspicious they became.
Inspectors inquired into the affairs of the company.
6 followDictionary, track, hunt
She pursued the man who had stolen her bag.
I think we're being followed.
He thought he had better track this creature and kill it.
Her irate husband was hunting her lover with a gun.
She chased the thief for 100 yards.
The three creatures had dogged him from hut to hut.
shadowed by a large and highly visible body of police
Officers had tailed the gang in an undercover inquiry.
hounded by the press
He stalks his victims like a hunter after a deer.
We are almost routinely harassed by the police.
give chase to
7 courtDictionary, woo, pay attention to
He had pursued her, and within weeks they had become lovers.
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people who aspire to public office
Thesaurus for pursue from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you pursue an activity, interest , or plan, you carry it out or follow it.