Synonyms of 'pursue'
to follow the guidelines of (a plan or policy)Japan would continue to pursue the policies laid down at the summit.
engage in, , , ,
the three factions that had been waging a civil war
She is quite good at DIY and wants to tackle the job herself.
work at, ,
He practised as a lawyer for thirty years.
participate in, ,
streetmarkets with stallholders plying their trade
apply yourself to
to try hard to achieve (some desire or aim)Mr Menendez has aggressively pursued success.
to continue to discuss or argue (a point or subject)If your request is denied, don't be afraid to pursue the matter.
to apply oneself to (studies or interests)overseas graduates intending to pursue full-time research
5 (verb) 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.
Get a mechanic to check the car out for you before you buy it.
He reviewed the troops.
He examined her passport and stamped it.
probe, , ,
The more they probed into his background, the more suspicious they became.
Inspectors inquired into the affairs of the company.
to follow (a person, vehicle, or animal) in order to capture or overtakeShe 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.
Police are hunting a large wildcat that was said to have attacked a woman.
She chased the thief for 100 yards.
The three creatures had dogged him from hut to hut.
shadow, , ,
shadowed by a large and highly visible body of police
tail (informal), , ,
Officers had tailed the gang in an undercover inquiry.
hounded by the press
Wolves stalk their prey across the tundra.
harass, , , ,
We are almost routinely harassed by the police.
give chase to
to follow persistently or seek to become acquainted withHe had pursued her, and within weeks they had become lovers.
I was courting him at 19 and married him when I was 21.
The penniless author successfully wooed and married Roxanne.
pay attention to, ,
pay court to,
set your cap at
fight shy of
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in the sense of aspire to
people who aspire to public office
in the sense of carry on
Her bravery has given him the will to carry on.
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Thesaurus for pursue from the Collins English Thesaurus