pursue

[ per-soo ]
/ pərˈsu /

verb (used with object), pur·sued, pur·su·ing.

verb (used without object), pur·sued, pur·su·ing.

to chase after someone or something; to follow in pursuit: They spotted the suspect but decided not to pursue.
to continue.

Origin of pursue

1250–1300; Middle English pursuen < Anglo-French pursuerLatin prōsequī to pursue, follow, continue. See pro-1, sue, prosecute
Related forms
Can be confusedperuse pursue
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pursue

/ (pəˈsjuː) /

verb -sues, -suing or -sued (mainly tr)

Derived Formspursuer, noun

Word Origin for pursue

C13: from Anglo-Norman pursiwer, from Old French poursivre, from Latin prōsequī to follow after
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