verb (used with object), pur·sued, pur·su·ing.
verb (used without object), pur·sued, pur·su·ing.
- purslane family,
- pursuit plane,
Origin of pursue
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
verb -sues, -suing or -sued (mainly tr)
Word Origin for pursue
late 13c., "to follow with hostile intent," from Anglo-French pursuer and directly from Old French poursuir (Modern French poursuivre), variant of porsivre "to chase, pursue, follow; continue, carry on," from Vulgar Latin *prosequare, from Latin prosequi "follow, accompany, attend; follow after, escort; follow up, pursue," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + sequi "follow" (see sequel). Meaning "to proceed, to follow" (a path, etc.), usually figurative (a course of action, etc.), is from late 14c. This sense also was in Latin. Related: Pursued; pursuing. For sense, cf. prosecute.