verb (used with object), pur·sued, pur·su·ing.
verb (used without object), pur·sued, pur·su·ing.
Origin of pursue
Can be confusedperuse pursue
The many Latin meanings of prōsequi carry over into Old French and Middle English, and by the end of the Middle English period, the word pursue already had all of its current meanings. On the other hand, the word prosecute originally meant “to follow up, pursue, continue,” but shortly afterward, in the early 16th century, it took on its primary current meaning “to institute legal proceedings.”
Examples from the Web for pursue
Or (horrors) he could reach out to congressional leaders in both parties to pursue bipartisan legislation.
Choosing not to pursue a perpetrator is not admittance of lies or false motives.
It was only once he directed and starred in his own short film that he decided to pursue acting as a vocation.
Around 2005, Drew flew west to pursue a career in acting while Jonathan ran the business in Calgary.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prosectors decided not to pursue charges against the accused.
If not we'll walk to that village with the church over there and see if we can get something on wheels to pursue August with.The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rgen|Elizabeth von Arnim
Our three divisions of the land army continued to pursue their plan for gradually advancing along the causeways.
If we pursue this subject, it will conduct us far beyond the sight of mere temporal punishment.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II|Francis Augustus Cox
On these occasions the house-dogs are very tyrannical, and the least of them will attack and pursue the stranger.Anecdotes of Dogs|Edward Jesse
He had evidently not decided yet, and was debating in his own mind what course to pursue.The White Chief|Mayne Reid